Beverly Dawn Kulbeth – Comanche, OK
   Beverly Dawn Kulbeth, a resident of the Meridian community, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 28, 2018 at her home. She was 45 years old. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.
  Beverly was born November 11, 1973 in Ardmore, OK. She loved softball, cooking, being with her daughters, and spending time with her grandchildren.
  She is survived by her husband Steven Kulbeth, of the home; three daughters: Kaden Jones and husband Jerrad, Comanche; Maitlyn Wales-Meisner, Comanche; and Keeland Kulbeth, of the home. Also, her grandchildren: Jett , Isley, and Athena; her mother, Doylene Thompson, Comanche; and one brother, Jimmie Norton and wife, Lisa, Comanche.
  Beverly was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to 

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Joetta Ledford---Comanche, OK
Ella Joetta (Montgomery) Ledford passed from this life after a short bout with cancer on November 8, 2021, at her home in Corum with her family by her side.
Joetta was born on October 12, 1943, in Walters, OK to J.C. Montgomery & Katie Moreland. She spent her childhood years in California with her father and stepmother/momma Wanda Montgomery, before the family moved back to Oklahoma when Joetta was 13. She attended Comanche High School. While in school she met the love of her life, Jimmy Ledford. Joetta and Jimmy were married on July 19, 1959, and she would from then on be known to him as “Honey”. The two went on to have three children, Rhonda, Tracie, and Dayne and with these additions she proudly became “Momma”. Years later, with the birth of their first grandchild she joyfully turned into “Granny Jo”.
Joetta completed beauty school, working over 60 years as a beauty operator, where she not only displayed her craft, but her loving personality and sense of humor to her customers through the years. Joetta was proud of what she had and was never one to want fancy or material things. Though at times her and Jimmy did not have much, she worked tirelessly to raise her family and maintain their home, which she loved to decorate. She always enjoyed working in the flower beds and on her crape myrtles. She loved music and singing and dancing, especially to anything she would call “jivey”. Later in life, she enjoyed going to the casino with family and friends. Above all, Joetta had an unrelenting passion for her family and strived for them to be close-knit. She loved when they would all get together so she could see what her and Jimmy started grow into a large, loving family. She was always welcoming though, at many times it probably felt as if their home had a revolving door to family members who frequently visited. She constantly took pictures of them and proudly displayed them throughout their home.
Joetta was preceded in death by her by her parents J.C. and Wanda Montgomery, and birth mother Katie (Moreland) Bibby. She is survived by her loving, spoiled-rotten husband of 62 years, Jimmy Ledford, brothers David Montgomery and his wife Lee of Ardmore, Randy Montgomery and his wife Karin of Duncan; sisters, Ruth Ellen Thompson of King George, VA, Donna Holanda of Centennial, CO, Becky Walker of Atwater, CA, and Robin Loewen of Modesto, CA; daughters Rhonda Ralls of Oklahoma City, Tracie Craven and husband Chris of Marlow, and son Dayne Ledford of Duncan. 6 grandchildren, Jarrod and Chad Ralls, Courtni Cornell and husband Glenn, Kayla Guerra and husband Erik, Melissa Townsend, & Breanna Ledford. 8 great-grandchildren Allie Ledford and Ivey Guerra, Hadley and Zeke Townsend, Leighton and Cason Cornell, Bishop Pelkey, and Alexi Ralls. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and one Best Friend Forever, Doris Shelby of Comanche.
 Serving as pallbearers will be Jarrod Ralls, Chad Ralls, Andy Ledford, Gary Ledford, James Gordon, and Chris Craven. Honorary bearers will be Colt Ferrell, Eric Martin, Bud Fye, Jimmy Fye, Billy Wright, Kenny Brooks, and Wayne Barbe.
Celebration of Joetta’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church in Comanche, OK. Pastor John Johnson will be officiating. Viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Comanche Funeral Home.

Cletys Charles Stiles – Iowa Park, TX
  Cletys Charles Stiles, a resident of Iowa Park, TX, passed away suddenly on Friday afternoon, November 5, 2021 west of Comanche, OK. He was 80 years old. A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m at Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Comanche, with Kenton Miser, his grandson, officiating. Viewing will be Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until noon. A memorial service will be held in Iowa Park at a later date at the First Baptist Church of Iowa Park.
  Cletys was born July 25, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK to Willard and Margorie (Montgomery) Stiles. He and Barbara Ann Jennings were united in marriage on January 26, 1963 in Comanche, OK. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Cletys, or Butch as he was known to his family, was a jack of all trades, he could fix anything. He owned Montgomery Mattress, he also worked for Cryovac Corportation, and was an HVAC Specialist.
  His survivors include his wife Barbara, of the home; two children: Connie Miser and husband Bo, Wichita Falls, TX, and Steven Stiles and wife Shaffai, San Antonio, TX; one brother, Gary Pinnell, Oklahoma City, OK; nine grandchildren: Shea Anzaldua and husband Andy, Shasta Stiles,Jenna Gilbert and husband Greg, Trey Honea, Kristan Fowler and husband Titian, Kenton Miser and wife Allie, Stacey Hughes, and Shebly Schroeder; eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous cousin and other relatives and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie, and one brother , Rodney Pinnell.

​Pat D. Jones – Comanche, OK
  Pat Darrel Jones, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away on Thursday morning, October 21, 2021 in Duncan. He was 89 years old. A funeral service will be held at the Pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery, on Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ronny Bernard officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Pat was born July 8, 1932 in Comanche to Perry and Bertha (Tipton) Jones. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1950. Pat and Fran Roper were united in marriage December 28, 1951 in Comanche, at the First Assembly of God parsonage, where they were married by Fran’s father, the pastor of the church. Pat served on the city council for many years and he also served as Mayor of Comanche. He and Fran were members of Ray of Hope Church.
  Survivors include his wife Fran, of the home; one son, Andy Jones and wife Vicki, Comanche; his three grandchildren: Patrick Jones and wife Lacy, Comanche; Tiffany Jones, Comanche; Jeff Travis and wife Jimmi, Liberty Hills, TX; his great- grandchildren: Sydney Matthews and husband Marhsall, Norman, OK; Payton Jones and Paxton Jones, both of Comanche; two sisters: Pauline Benson and husband Dan, Comanche; and Katherine Owens, Comanche; his nieces: Rae, Amy, Marla, Jerran, and Tracey; and many other relatives and friends.
  Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Bertha Jones; one son, Richard Jones; a sister Laverne Brooks, and a brother, Jack Jones.

Leo Raymond Carter – Comanche, OK
  Leo Raymond Carter, age 94, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. John Croy officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Leo was born May 9, 1927 in Comanche to Jimmie and Annie (Pitts) Carter. After graduating high school he would serve his country in the United States Navy. He and Ruth Pickle were united in marriage on October 7, 1945 in Marathon, Texas. He worked for Halliburton for many years.
  Survivors include two grandsons: David Croy and Mike Carter; three great-grandchildren: Joncarter Croy, Shannon Roberts, and Jordyn Croy; also his son-in-law John Croy.
  Leo was preceded in death by his wife Ruth; his two children: Debra Croy and Mike Carter; a grandson John Carter Croy; his sisters, and parents.

Weldon Ray Martin---Terral, OK
Weldon Ray Martin was born February 20, 1935 in Cleburne, Texas to Bertha May (Locke) and Marvin Savoy Martin. Weldon passed from this life Sunday, October 3, 2021 at his home in Terral at the age of 86. He worked for Jefferson County District 3 for several years. He and Doris Bussey were married May 20, in Nocona, Texas.. He also enjoyed farming. 
Weldon is survived by his wife - Doris of the home in Terral, sons - Chad Martin and Brent Martin and his wife Janice, sister -Florence Turner of Muskogee, Oklahoma, 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two daughters - Brenda and Sonya.

Andrea Butler – Comanche, OK
  Andrea Butler, age 67, of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Duncan Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery Pavilion, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be on Wednesday, from 11:00-5:00, and on Thursday 9:00-12:00
  Andrea was born August 28, 1954 in Friedburg Hessen, Germany. She came to the United States over fifty years ago. She worked as a nurses aide for many years. She and Kenneth Butler were united in marriage on March 11, 2000 in Odessa, TX. Andrea enjoyed all kinds of crafts, especially knitting and crocheting. She was known to be an excellent cook. She loved Christmas and also celebrating her birthday. Her greatest love was her family. She dearly loved her daughters and grandchildren. Purple was her favorite color. Andrea also loved her two dogs, Stuart Little and Tinkerbell. They were her constant companions.
  Survivors include her husband Kenneth, of the home; two daughters: Jennifer Newton, Eunice NM, and Stephanie Butler, Duncan, OK; three step-sons: Matthew Butler, Cody Butler, and Andrew Butler; her sisblings: Peter Weber, Klaus Lorfei, Martin Lorfei, Ziggy Lorfei, Edward Lorfei, and Christel Lorfei. Also, her six grandchildren: Brooklynn Butler, John Butler, Katelyn Butler, Danielle Butler, Kalub Butler, and Shaun Butler; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
  Andrea was preceded in death by her mother, Liese; and a sister, Barbara Rollings., and a step-son Daniel Butler

​Ruby Muriel Webb---Comanche, OK
​Ruby Muriel (James) Webb was born on May 22, 1926 near Blue Mountain, 
Arkansas to Thomas Henry and Etna Novella (Womack) James. She entered 
into her Heavenly home on Friday, October 1, 2021 in Gainesville, Texas. A 
funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Patterson 
Avenue Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the 
direction of Comanche Funeral Home. You may stop by the funeral home and 
sign the guest book between 9:00-4:00.
 After graduating high school she later married James J. Webb on November 9, 1946 in Gainesville, 
Texas. They made their home in several cities, before settling in Loco, 
Oklahoma where their children attended school. Her hobbies included 
crocheting, sewing, baking (she was a wonderful cook) and being an avid fan 
of OU Sooner sports teams. Ruby also loved keeping up with everyone on 
Facebook. She was known for her “homeless beans”. She would make huge 
roasters full of beans, and she take them to the streets of Fort Worth where she 
would serve the homeless people.
 She is survived by her children: Thomas James Webb, Willow Springs, 
Missouri, Dennis Joe Webb and wife Beth, Skiatook, Oklahoma, Larry Dean 
Webb, Gainesville, Texas, Tammera Pepin, Grapevine, Texas, and Chris Vernon 
Webb, Guthrie, Oklahoma. Also loved by 17 grandchildren, and 41 greatgrandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
 Ruby was preceded in death by her husband James, in 1985; her parents, 
T.H. and Novella James; two grandchildren: Jamie Lee Webb and Chance 
Johnson; one great-grandchild, Krista Erin Brewer; a brother, Clifford James; 
and a sister, Maudie Mae Green; and many other relatives and dear friends.
 Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.
 Out of respect for others, please practice Covid protocol, wear a mask at 
your own discretion and practice social distancing at the funeral service.

 Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net
Our Webb family lost one of the greatest women in the world. Selfless, strong, 
loving, stubborn Christian woman. She went through more in her life than most 
will ever experience. She loved every one of her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, 
and great-great grandkids more than they will ever know. When she would see 
pictures or see them her face would light up. Her love wasn’t limited to just 
family; everyone in her church family, Walmart family, and Pecan Tree family she 
LOVED. She prayed for many many people daily. 
She always wanted to be a nurse, that was her dream, and no doubt would 
have been the best, but decided that she had a higher calling, family. She was 
proud of every one of us in what we decided to do, but was so thrilled when 
several of her grandkids went into the medical field.
She would feed roaster pans full of beans to the homeless in the Fort Worth 
area in her late 80’s and became known as the “Bean Lady”. The people she fed 
would follow her vehicle yelling that the “Bean Lady” was there. She would do 
anything for anyone. She absolutely loved to pick on her grandkids, like teasing 
James about throwing water on him to get him out of the bed in the mornings or 
harassing UT fans about how good OU teams are.
She was someone you could count on and took pride in her 20+ years of 
work at Walmart. She was so determined to do a good job and was not happy when 
they took away her ladder and scissor lift at work. She loved her Pecan Tree family 
and became Granny to every employee; rewarding them with candy, and would 
pray for each one daily; literally take their hands and pray over them. There are 
entirely too many people to thank at Pecan Tree and Walmart, but know she loved 
you as her own. She was such a strong Christian lady and led numerous people to 
the Lord, including several of her grandkids and fellow employees. Her only 
frustration with her faith we can ever think of was why does God keep skipping 
me? We told her because He wouldn’t leave you here if your work was done, 
Granny already knew that answer and we know she touched a few more souls in 
the meantime. Well, God finally got your mansion built for a very deserving soul. 
Your job is done. Love you always and forever

  Bill Barnes---Comanche, Ok
 Billy Joe Barnes was born May 28,1935 in the Diamond Community near Comanche, Oklahoma to James B and Lavern (Box) Barnes. He went to be with his Lord & Savior September 24, 2021 in Amarillo. He was 86..
  A graveside service is scheduled 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Oklahoma, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home
 Honorary Pallbearers Jimmy Ledford and Wayne Thompson
  Bill lived most of his life in Stephens County Oklahoma. He moved to Amarillo, TX in 2019 to be with family. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. He was always up for an adventure, made us laugh and never met a stranger. His grandkids and great grandkids were his greatest joy. He will be greatly missed.
  He is survived by his daughter Becky Tidwell & husband Jeff Tidwell of Red River, NM, son Ricky Barnes, long time companion Juanice Carrol, brother Danny Barnes of Comanche, OK. His grandchildren, Stephen Tidwell/Kristin, Alyson Cook/ Tanner Cook,Tosha Baird/ Chelsea Paxson/Jarod, Tosha Baird/Dakota, Great Grands Taylor Cook, Clara Cook, Benjamin Tidwell, Caroline Tidwell, Oliver Baird, Sawyer Baird, Presley Paxson, & Alaia Paxson.
  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, James Bartlett and Margret Lavern (Box) Barnes and brother Jimmy Wayne Barnes.

​Maudie (Nancy) Fern (Hynson) Powers – Comanche, OK
  Maudie (Nancy) Fern (Hynson) Powers, lifelong resident of Comanche, Ok. passed peacefully Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at her home. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  

  Nancy was born March 13, 1929, in Duncan to Grover Cleveland & Rebecca Maude (Brown) Hynson. She and James Homer Powers were united in marriage on August 12, 1949 in Del City, OK, and worked at Tinker Airforce base.Nancy was the Last living Charter Member of Countryside Baptist Church. She was a member of the Home Extension Club. Also a member of the Duncan Arts and Crafts Association. She worked at Grundy Pharmacy in Comanche. Her and Her Husband owned Comanche Whites Auto and were carriers for the Duncan Banner for 35 years.

Nancy’s most important hobby was family. Her favorite hobby was fishing with her most important other half “Sugar” (Homer). She was a seamstress for life and when she wasn’t sewing she was crafting, making and collecting dolls.
Survivors include two daughters, Sammie Rice and husband Gary, Richardson TX, Rayma Powers, Duncan, two sons, Jim Powers and Judy, Steve Powers and Linda, Comanche, one brother & sister - in law Harris Powers and Patsy of Comanche. Grandchildren, Josh Cowan, Kristie & Todd Greenway, Angie & Mikey Gibbons, Heather & Chad Miller, Shellee & James Graham, Natalie & Chris Renyer, Jamey & Crystal Powers, Brandi & Jason Shell, Stephanie & Adam Erlenbusch, Morgan & Brittney Powers, Michael & Tracey Rice, Arron Rice, David & Sondra Rice. Great grandchildren, Dalton Balentine, Dillon, Dakota, Dawson, Davery Gibbons, Tallyn & Rydder Greenway, Payton & Taylor Hillhouse, Essence, Ace & Eden Shell, Jamyson, Issac, Bailey, & Gabreal Powers, Hailey, Christian,& Hanna Miller, Sara Graham, Riley & Reagan Erlenbusch, Jaxon Barnett. Also Great-Great Phebee Powers.

​Ricky Wayne Roebuck – Comanche, OK
  Ricky Wayne Roebuck was born November 12, 1958 in Wichita Falls, TX to Raymond and Lynda Roebuck. He passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at his home west of Comanche. He was 62 years old. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the Corum Assembly of God Church, with Pastor John Johnson officiating.
  After graduating from Comanche High School in 1977 he worked in the Oil and Gas Industry and also worked for Halliburton. He loved to fish, and also loved to travel. He and Nancy took lots of vacations to Las Vegas, Alaska, and Cozumel, just to name a few.. Linda and Darrell Newton always went along on these vacations. He loved attending church.
  Survivors include his children: Jeremy Roebuck, Jessie Roebuck and wife Jil, two step-children, Brandi Courtright and husband Eric, and Josh Watson and wife Cherry’ two grandchildren, Jaylee and Hunter Roebuck; seven step-grandchildren, Isaac Michel, Kaden Robinson, Braylee Robinson, Melanie Watson, Will Watson, Andrew Courtright, and Alley Courtright; his mother, Lynda Henderson and husband L.C.; mother in law Clara McCalester; two brothers, Mark Roebuck and wife Rita, and Randy Roebuck and wife Brenda; one niece Sylvia; and two nephews, Pete and Mark Jr.
  Rick was preceded in death by his wife Nancy, and his father Raymond Roebuck. 

​Shanan Dean (O’Neal) Johnson
  Shanan Dean O’Neal Johnson was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Dallas, TX. She was 50 years old. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, August 31st at 10:30 a.m. at the Ray Of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord officiating, assisted by Ronnie Bernard. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday, 12:00-3:00 and Monday 9:00-6:00.
  Shanan was born January 4, 1971 in Duncan, OK to Gary and Karen (Cofer) O’Neal. She was a graduate of Duncan High School . She was a proud alum of Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa. She and Gary Johnson were united in marriage on September 9, 1989 at the Ray Of Hope Church in Comanche. They made their home in several cities, including Duncan, Norman, Tulsa, and Fort Worth. She was a member of the Fort Worth CASA, and also Fort Worth Mom’s Blog. She was very artistic and she loved crafting. Shanan also enjoyed traveling, and she was very active in church. She was an author, and avid photographer. She was a people person, and loved helping people. This included mission trips to Haiti, and also helping with disaster relief for the OKC bombing, and Hurricane Katrina. More than anything she was a great Mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many.
  Shanan is survived by her husband Gary, of the home; three children: Josiah Johnson, Jordan Johnson, and Chrissy Johnson, all of the home; her parents, Gary and Karen O’Neal, Duncan, OK; two sisters: Stacie Crowson and husband Tadd, Comanche, OK, and Allison Eddy and husband Darren, Inola, OK; a brother in law Daniel Johnson, Carrollton, GA; her grandmother Kathryn “Midge” O’Neal, Duncan, OK; five nieces: Zana Crowson, Zoie Crowson, McKenzie Johnson, Haley Eddy, and Ava Eddy; two nephews: Eli Eddy and Eyn Eddy; friends who Shanan considered family, B.J. and Vera Yeager, and their children Kelsey and Brandon, Fremont, NE; two special daughters, Rebecca Cunningham and Raquel Hutchins, who lived with the Johnson Family as foreign exchange students; aunts and uncles, and several cousins, and countless dear friends.
  She was preceded in death by her grandparents:, J.T. and Eva Mae Cofer, and Carl O’Neal; and her parents in law, Gary and Ana Johnson.

​Jean Bezner---Comanche, OK
Jean Kathleen (Bounds) Bezner of Las Cruces, N.M., went to her eternal resting place on July17, 2021 in Las Cruces, N.M.
Jean and her twin sister Joan were born to Elmo and Grace Bounds on Jan. 6, 1940, in Denver.She graduated in 1957 from Comanche High School. She earned an associates degree fromMurray State College and a bachelor’s in elementary education from Panhandle Agricultural andMechanical College.
She married Robert Bezner on Jan. 24, 1961, in Clayton, NM. As an Army officer’s wife, shelived around the U.S., as well as Berlin, West Germany, and Seoul, South Korea.
She taught at Grandview School in Comanche, Seoul International School, and substituted inBarstow, Calif.She was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Comanche, a member of OHC,and volunteer with Helping Hands. She loved to travel, quilt, garden, raise chickens and singoff-key.
During college she became a water safety instructor and was proud of being the only femalelifeguard at a Berlin pool. In her mid-40s she took up tae kwon do after being told she was “tooold” because of her salt-and-pepper hair.
She was preceded in death by her husband who passed away in March 2021, parents, motherand father-in-law Rose and Aaron Bezner, and her brothers-in-law Jack Shutts and DavidBezner.
She is survived by her daughters, Leslie Bezner of Las Cruces, N.M., Sherry (Bezner) Fick and husband, Daniel, of Liberal, Kan., and the Rev. Lisa Jo Bezner of Raton, N.M.; her sister, JoanShutts of Comanche; her sister-in-law Judy (Bezner) Fruge; her grandchildren, Beau Fick ofHays, Kan., and Shelisa (Fick) Nelson and husband, Skyler, of Tyrone; niece Cari (Shutts)Montgomery, as well as many cousins.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, (address).
A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, July 24th at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Comanche with the
Rev. Kevin McKinley officiating and burial following at Fairlawn Cemetery

Leonard Keith Cartwright – Terral, OK
  Leonard Keith Cartwright, age 82, a resident of Terral, OK peacefully passed away at his home, on July 13, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Terral First Baptist Church.
  Keith was born June 9, 1939 in Wapanucka, OK to John Shafter and Vera (Harrison) Cartwright. On August 19, 1983 he and Judy Burrow were united in marriage in Temple, OK. His parents moved the family to Lawton when Keith was young. Keith spent most of life in Lawton, attending school there and graduated from Lawton High School in 1957. He worked for many years for U.S. Tobacco as a sales representative. He was an avid bowler and also enjoyed playing softball. Keith was a people person, never meeting a stranger, and always introducing himself with a smile. He had a knack for making people laugh. He loved his church and church family, as well as his loving dog, Ruby. Keith was a great father to his children, a wonderful brother, loving husband, and a fun grandpa.
  Survivors include his wife Judy, of the home; his children: Darrin Cartrwright, Oklahoma City, OK; Jackie Cartwright Lyons, Cache, OK; Jason Burrow, Fritz Burrow, David Burrow, and Terisa Rogers. Also, his grandchildren: Jake, Belinda, Pat, Tasha, Nick, Travis, Coty, and Julia; sisters: Florene Heimer, Laverne Aumann, Ema Herbert, and Brenda Moody and husband Spanky; sixteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, and countless friends.
  Keith was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, 4 sisters, two great-grandchildren, a daughter in law, Carrie Burrow; and two son in laws, Jon Lyons, and Jim Rogers.
  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Terral First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Yvette Lou Skeen – Comanche, OK
  Yvette Lou Skeen, a lifelong resident of Comanche and Loco passed away unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, July 12, 2021 at her home north of Comanche. She was 65 years old. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Dixie Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will begin at 12:00 on Wednesday. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-6:30 at the funeral home.
  Yvette was born May 19, 1956 in Phoenix, Arizona to Billy and Betty Lou (Starnes) Skeen. She loved to go the lake, reading her Bible, and doing things with her family. She had a big heart, and loved everyone, including her dog, Taz.
  Survivors include her son, Michael Skeen, Comanche; her mother, Betty Skeen, Comanche; her siblings: Gayle Womack, Comanche; Patsy Ellis, Comanche; Elmer Skeen and wife Annette, Comanche; Donna Sherrill and husband Rocky, Comanche; and Stacy Skeen, Comanche. Four nieces, who she thought of as daughters: Shannon Reynolds, Shy-Ann Skeen, Shaylynn Skeen, and Shana Skeen; also numerous other nieces, nephews, and other relatives and dear friends.
  Yvette was preceded in death by her father, Billy Skeen; a nephew Eddie Harris; her grandparents, and many other family members.

​Mildred Ann “Midge” Martin---Terral, OK
Mildred Ann “Midge” Martin was born August 10, 1946 to JD and Oleta Spoon in Ryan, Oklahoma and passed from this world on June 30, 2021 in Wichita Falls, Texas, surrounded by family and loved ones. 
Midge was preceded in death and is reunited with her parents, her sister Helen Fulton, and her children Jeffrey Martin and Stephanie Coskrey. 
Midge leaves behind and holds a place forever in the hearts of her loving husband of almost 60 years, Harold Martin, two children Kevin Martin (wife Heather) and Robin Mock (husband Craig), daughter-in-law Anita Martin Petit (husband Mike), son-in-law Billy Coskrey, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, her sister Pat Langford, and many extended family members. 

Midge carried many titles through her years in a career with Red River Transportation, but no job title did she love more than “Meanest Momma in Terral” and Mema. A great example of this is framed on her living room wall: “Grandkids welcome, parents by appointment.” 
As a wife, mother and Mema, she put many miles on the road going to her kids’ livestock shows, athletics, 4-H and FFA events. She also loved her time sitting on the porch or under a pecan tree with her family around, watching her hummingbirds. Farming and ranching, raising watermelons and cantaloupes, was her favorite way to spend time with family. She often remarked that her greatest accomplishment was that she raised a family who loved one another, and loves the Lord. 
Anyone who met Midge knew exactly what was on her mind. She loved with her all, and was quick with a laugh. A servant leader, she helped coordinate just about any local event happening, from being a 20+ year leader of Terral 4-H, active member of the Terral Mother’s club, to the Watermelon Jubilee. Her life has touched so many, and she will be missed.

Funeral Services for Midge will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Ryan Church of Christ, in Ryan, Oklahoma. David Wingfield will officiate. 
Interment will be at the Terral Cemetery immediately following. 
Visitation will be Friday July 2, with family visitation from 5 to 7 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dillon Martin, Mason Martin, JD Martin, Ethan Coskrey, Nolan Coskrey and Seth Miranda. Gavin Mock and Jaxson Martin will serve as honorary pallbearers 
In lieu of flowers please support organizations close to Midge’s heart: the Ryan Church of Christ, the Terral Church of Christ and Terral Cemetery Association.

Kenneth Simmons – Comanche, OK
  Kenneth Simmons departed this world to be with his Lord and Savior to live in peace, on Thursday, May 27, 2021 while surrounded by his family at his home east of Comanche. A funeral service will be held on May 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the Countryside Baptist Church, with Kirby Kelly officiating, assisted by Gary Ledford. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday evening.
  Kenneth was born on October 4, 1923 to John Douglas Simmons and Flossie Faye (Allen) Simmons He graduated from Comanche High School in 1942. He married Grace Hilderbrand, his high school sweetheart on June 15, 1942. They were married for over 67 years.
  Kenneth served in World War II as a Navy Seabee. He worked at Sun Oil Company for 27 years. He was a rancher and farmer all his life. Kenneth was an active member of Countryside Baptist Church.  
  After his retirement Kenneth enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting, and fishing. He especially loved playing cards and dominoes with family and good friends.
  Survivors include one son, Don Simmons and wife Karen, Comanche,; three daughters, Kay Gray, Sue Early and husband David, and Dixie Simmons, all of Comanche; his grandchildren, Tammy Gray, of Duncan, Keith Gray and wife Tina, of Duncan, Russell Simmons, Comanche, Shawn Simmons and wife Jenny, Branson, MO, Eric Early and wife Meagan, Piedmont, OK, and Trey Simmons, Comanche; twelve great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
  Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Grace; his parents, John and Flossie Simmons; sister, Helen Keeler; and grandson, Doug Simmons.
  Special thank you to Andrea, his home health nurse, and Jessica, of Kindful Hospice.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Clampitt, Brian Lokey, Rusty Combs, Darwin Allen, Joe Sides, and Russell Morgan. Honorary bearers will be his Sunday School Class, and his Men’s Prayer Group.

Loretta Jewel Blevins – Terral, OK
Loretta Jewel Blevins, age 73, a resident of Terral, OK passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in Wichita Falls, TX. A funeral service will be held on thursday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Terral First Baptist Church, with Ron Branhan officiating, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery. Viewing will be Wednesday 12:00-7:00, with the family receiving guests from 5:00-7:00; and Thursday 10:00 until service time.
She was born December 15, 1947 in Bowie, TX to Cletus A. and Mattie J. (Romines) Langford. She and Charles Blevins were united in marriage on July 9, 1965 in Henrietta, TX. She served as the First Deputy Clerk at the Jefferson County Tax Assessor Office. Loretta was a lifelong member of the Terral Church Of Christ. She loved to garden, crochet, and sew; but her greatest joy came from taking care of her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Charles, of the home; one son Charles Ray Blevins Jr. and wife Linda, Terral, OK; one daughter, Melissa “Missy” Keck and husband Brad, Nocona, TX; a sister, Lanette Weatherly, Terral, OK; seven grandchildren: Clay, Sarah, Ki, Cody, Hally, Kourtney, and Karlee; six great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ki Parker, Cody Taylor, Tyler Richards ,Clay Pearl, Ti Caughman, Derreck Bonilla, and John Bowser.

Jerry Allen Phelps – Comanche, OK
  Jerry Allen Phelps, a longtime resident of the Meridian area peacefully passed away on Friday morning, April 23, 2021 at his home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Prairie Hill Church Of Christ, with Mario Pineda officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday 12:00-4:00, and Monday 9:00-7:00. The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 5:30-7:30.
  Jerry was born September 29, 1946 in Hartshorne, OK to David A. and Myrle E. (Ivie) Phelps. He and Sandra Straily were united in marriage on May 26, 1967 in Wilburton, OK. They have been residents of this community for over 46 years. He was a member of the Prairie Hill Church Of Christ. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad for many years before his retirement. Jerry received the Pat Bowles Spirit Of Relay Award. He loved playing marbles with his wife, sister, and brother-in-law; he also loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, and fixing things. He truly loved being a Papa!
  He is survived by his wife Sandi, of the home; his daughters: Paula Phelps, and Sharon Brooke and husband Matthew; Kim Gilley and husband Kenny; Teah Morrison and husband Curtis; and Nora (Peanut) Peet and husband Larry; brother, Wayne Phelps; a sister Elsie Anderson and husband Cecil; his grandchildren: Amanda Barraza and husband Paul, Charyl Winslett and Luke Barraza,Courtney Brooke, Syvana Stegall and husband Kyle, Casey Warren, Geweleyana Brooke, Kolten McKinnis and wife Amanda; Windy Yackeschi; Charles McKinnis; his great grandchildren: Daton Winslett, Falictiy Stegall, Jase Stegall, Abigail McKinnis, and soon to arrive, Ezekiel Brooke. Also, extended family and partners in crime, Tym and Toshia Quintero; family friend, Gena Turkett, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, David and Myrle Phelps; his siblings: David and Edith Phelps, Jack and Marie Baxter, Jean and Grover Reed, George Phelps, Pee Wee and Haskel Daugherty, Junior Phelps, and sister in law Linda Phelps; great-grandson Killian Stegall; his father in law and mother in law, Floyd and Geneva Straily; extended family Andrew and Cindy Stumblingbear; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Ross Turkett, with whom he loved sitting on the front porch.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Tym Quintero, Matthew Brooke, Paul Barraza, Luke Barraza, Kyle Stegall, and Delbert Reed.

​Jimmy “Jim” Odis Howard—Wilson OK
  Jimmy “Jim” Odis Howard, was born the third child of seven, on April 4, 1945 in Amhearst, TX to J.T. and Juanita (Way) Howard. He passed from this life on April 9th, 2021 at the age of 76.
  Jim attended school at Wilson, and moved to Ryan and graduated from Ryan High School in 1963. He worked in the oilfield at Oscar and moved to Dover, OK and worked as a driller for A & P Drilling Co. He learned to play the guitar and formed the band Jim Howard and Country Stones. He was the lead singer and he and the band played at area events. 
  He married the love of his life June Whitecotton on October 29, 1971. After living in Hastings a short while, Jim, June, and family moved to Wilson. They purchased land and a home place of Jim’s aunt and uncle and began farming and ranching on the land Jim had worked on as a young boy. Jim and June also owned and operated J H Fertilizer of Ringling for several years. He and June worked side by side daily for their fifty years of marriage. He loved his animals. He rode his horse for many years checking and rounding up cattle. His horse Weber, he had from age five to thirty-seven years; and Ernie from age five until present. He also had a special cow dog named Sue.
  Jim is survived by his wife June, of the home in Wilson; three children: Tina and Alan Bevel, Piedmont, OK, Karmen and Junior Yanez, Wilson, OK, and Shane and Malyn Gover, Wilson, OK; one brother, Bill and Glenna Howard, Moore, OK; four sisters: Pernell and Greg Williams, Ryan, OK, Dorotha Seay, Ryan, OK, Junnie and Ken Surratt, Waurika, OK, and Betty and Jim Howard, Claypool, OK; six grandchildren: Landon Bevel, Baily Caldera and husband Marco, Kagney Edelen and husband Justin, Kelcey King and husband Garrett, Pyper and Parker Gover; and four great-grandchildren: Kyler, Jordan, Eloise, and Dawson. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Dale Ray Howard.

Graveside service will be at 11AM Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Hewitt Cemetery in Wilson, Oklahoma with Mark Fuller officiating. Visitation will be at Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Ryan Sunday from 1-5PM and Monday from 11AM-5PM at Alexander - Gray Funeral Home in Wilson. Condolences may be sent towww.Dudley funeral homes.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice. Pallbearers will be Landon Bevel, Dustin Weatherly, Denver Weatherly, Garrett King, Justin Edelen, and Zane Gray. Honorary Bearers will be Shane Gover, Alan Bevel, and Junior Yanez
The family wishes to thank Cross Timbers Hospice for their exceptional care and a special thanks to Rosie, Kelly, and Nancy. 

Roger Joe Ledford – Comanche, OK
Roger Joe Ledford, age 84, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Wednesday morning, March 31, 2021 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the church he pastored, Graceway Baptist Church , 1313 East Chestnut, in Duncan. Interment with full military honors provided by the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Saturday 12:00-4:00 and Monday 9:00-11:00
  Roger was born September 4, 1936 in Comanche, to Ernest and Jewell (McCarley) Ledford. He was a graduate of Comanche High School. He proudly served his country in the US Army. He worked for many years for Halliburton, before his retirement. He loved calf roping and rodeos. He roped until he was 73 years old. He and Gail Snider were united in marriage on April 5, 1984 in Comanche. He was the pastor of Graceway Baptist Church.
  Survivors include three brothers: Jimmy Ledford and wife Joetta, Comanche; Andy Ledford and wife Billie, Comanche; and Gary Ledford and wife Carol, Comanche; two sisters: Sue Brown, Duncan; and Brenda Gordon and husband James, Comanche; a step daughter, Shelley Cagle, Portland, OR; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Roger was preceded in death by his wife Gail, his parents, Ernest and Jewell Ledford, a son, Ernest Joe Ledford; and one brother, Junior Ledford.

Dustin Ray Doyal—Terral, OK
  Dustin Ray Doyal, born in Muenster, TX passed away March 30, 2021 to be in Heaven with his father, Wendell Doyal, grandparents Ernesto S. lleverino, George and Frida Doyal.
  He is survived by his mother, Aurelia R. Doyal, and brother Daniel J. Doyal, both from Oklahoma City, OK. Also, his grandma Hermelinda Lleverino, aunts, uncles, and many, many cousins.
  He graduated from Ryan High School and had a college degree in 3D Construction Graphic Design. He was recently employed by Fluor Corporation as a Mechanical Tech. He really enjoyed working along side his Uncle Roland. He was a hard worker and was loved all by who knew him.
  Dusty enjoyed spending time with his family on weekends in Oklahoma City and Terral. He loved to go fishing, bar-b-que, playing his guitar, and listen to some good ole music and drinking cold beer!!
He will be sorely missed by all his friends and family

Mary Loo Duke –Ringgold, TX
  Mary Loo Duke, a resident of Ringgold, Texas, peacefully passed away early morning, March 23, 2021 in Bowie, Texas. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 3:00 p.m. at the Terral Baptist Church, with Bro. Mark Kunkel officiating, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Ringgold Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  Mary Loo was born February 9, 1944 in Era, Texas to A.W. and Ima (Mathis) Belknap. She and Cecil Duke were united in marriage on June 30, 1972 in Decatur, Texas.  

  Survivors include her husband Cecil, of the home; one son Jerry Duke and wife JoAnn, Wichita Falls, Texas; one daughter Angela Duke, Ringgold, Texas; four grandchildren, Shane, Chase, Zakary, and Shaeye Duke; and four great-grandchildren, Kale, Kennedy, Lily, and Brynlee.
  Mary Loo was preceded in death by her parents.

Louise Richardson – Comanche, OK
 Louise Richardson, a longtime resident of Comanche peacefully passed away on Tuesday evening, March 23, 2021 at the Duncan Regional Hospital. She was 83 years old. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Joe Stulir officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Friday 12:00-4:00, Saturday 1:00-4:00, and Sunday 1:00-4:00
  Louise was born May 5, 1937 in Hastings, OK to Tom and Myrtle (Pollock) Ross. She graduated from Comanche High School in 1956. She was a member of the Church Of God . She enjoyed building things, woodworking, going to garage sales, and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved her two Yorkie dogs.
  Survivors include her children: Linda Newton and husband Darrell, Comanche; and Kent Biffle and wife Patricia, Duncan; and Stacey Bowers and husband Russell, Comanche; six grandchildren: Jeremy Newton and wife Megan, Leah Straily and husband Bill, Allen Biffle and wife Deanna, Caleb Newton and wife Rosa, Cassie Stults and husband Zach, and Jeffrey Bowers and wife LeeAnn; also seventeen great-grandchildren, and numerous other nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
  Louise was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, six sisters, and a grandson, Trevor Biffle.

​ Tommie Mullins – Comanche, OK
  Tommie Mullins, a longtime resident of Comanche passed away unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, March 11, 2021 at his home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Lori Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Tommie was born June 10, 1935 in Bedford, Indiana to Morris and Pationce (Lovell) Mullins. He and Jean Harper were united in marriage on March 15, 1955 in Marysville, Kansas. They moved to Comanche thirty four years ago, coming from Nebraska. Tommie was a hard working husband, father, and grandpa. He loved talking with his neighbors, traveling, playing card, and working. He took great pleasure in joking, telling stories, and giving everyone a hard time. He was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge in Odell, Nebraska, and also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Oketo, Kansas. Tommie was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Beatrice, Nebraska
  Survivors include his loving wife, Jean, of the home; two sons:, Morris Mullins and Jack Mullins and his wife Lisa; two daughters: Ricky Ann Gonzales , and Dorothy Jeffery. Also twenty five grandchildren and forty six great-grandchildren.
  Tommie was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Pationce Mullins; a son, Thomas Mullins, a great-grandson Gabriel; and two sisters: Joann Wright and Katy Stanley.

​Claudia Louise Smith – Terral, OK
  Claudia Louise Smith, age 95, a resident of Terral, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Duncan Regional Hospital, in Duncan, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
  Louise was born March 9, 1925 in Durant, Oklahoma to Charlie Clayton and Vera (Carter) Veal. She and Clifton Clinton Smith were united in marriage on November 15, 1942 in Waurika, Oklahoma. Louise was a seamstress for Haggar Apparel Company for twenty eight years. She was known as a very outspoken person and she spoke what was on her mind. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
  Survivors include one son, Clinton Ray Smith and Sandy, Terral, Oklahoma; two daughters: Judy Cartwright and husband Keith, Terral, Oklahoma, and Linda Turner, of Terral, Oklahoma; two brothers: Steve Veal and wife Evelyn, Terral, Oklahoma and Smoky Veal and wife Dee, Texarkana, Arkansas; a special son, Rick Cabrera; also ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
  Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton; her parents, Charlie and Vera; one daughter, Betty Bridges; three brothers: Billy Joe Veal ,Skeet Veal and Bobby Veal; a sister, Ruth Imogene Hickman; and a son-in-law Billy Jack Turner.

​Betty June “B J” Archer---Comanche, OK
Betty June “B J” Archer passed away early Thursday morning , February 18, 2021,in Meridian Nursing Home in Comanche at the age of 92. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Ray of Hope Church at 1:00 pm with Pastor Mike McCord officiating with assistance from Brother Billy Morgan, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  
B J was born on June 8, 1928 to B B and Eddie Alice(Booker) Archer in Caddo, OK in Bryan County.
She graduated from Wagoner High School. BJ married Billy Ted Cox on September 14, 1945 in Wagoner , OK.--to this union five children were born—three boys and two girls. BJ started refining her artist skills early in life. She became a renowned oil and water color artist. Besides being a homemaker, BJ expanded her horizon to include quality museum style frame making , poetry and eventually began teaching private painting lessons.

B J is survived by two sons--- Larry Cox and his wife Maria of Carney, OK; Tommy Cox and his wife Sandy of Duncan, OK; one daughter---Dottie Williams and her husband Danny of Duncan, OK .
B J is preceded in death by her parents; one son Billy Bob Cox; one daughter Linda Doede; one brother Eugene Archer
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Margie Imogene Dumos Gildon—Duncan, OK
Margie Imogene Dumos Gildon passed away on February 19, 2021 at the age of 93. A graveside funeral serice was held on Monday, Febrary 22 , 2021 at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Mario Pineda officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
 Margie Imogene Willeford was born May 21, 1927 to Olan and Tommie Willeford. After graduating from high school, she married William Daniel Dumos in 1944. After his passing, she married Troy Gildon in 2004.
She loved to work with plants and flowers and watch them grow. She was a very good cook while being the “perfect housekeeper”. She was an active member of the Prairie Hill church of Christ in Comanche.
Margie is survived by:
  One son---Danny Dumos and wife, Christy
  One daughter---Jean Ann Martin and husband, Randy
  Grandchildren---Clay Dumos
  Candra Danielle Dumos and Cody Adams
  Jennifer Ann Riley and Shaun
  Chris Allan McCubbin
  Great grandchildren---Micah Garza
  Devyn Searles and Taylor
  Great great grandchildren---Will Adams
  Hensley Rose Dumos
  Great great great grandchildren---Parker Searles


​Joel Elton Apple—Comanche, OK
Joel Elton Apple was born at home west of Comanche to Elton and Maurice Ferguson Apple on July 30, 1940 the second of five children. He passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on February 18, 2021. 

Joel grew up on the family farm and later returned to live there with his wife, Regina. He attended grade school at Oak College and graduated from Comanche High School in 1958. He attended Oklahoma State University. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1959 and was stationed in Brownsville, Texas where he served as an aircraft mechanic for 4 years.

He worked as a HVAC mechanic at Halliburton Services and retired after 32 years. He then worked for Garratt-Callahan and conducted water treatment monitoring for 12 years. He farmed and raised cattle all his life. He worked seasonally at Sorrell’s Nut House for the last 10 years.

Joel’s parents took him to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for the first time in a basket as a newborn baby. He became a member there as a teenager and was an active member all of his life. His most valued work was for the Lord as the youth group van driver, song leader, church maintenance man, and Sunday School teacher. As Joel grew older, he became a faithful prayer warrior and spent every morning in bible reading and prayer.

Joel married Regina Sorrell on February 2, 1973. They loved to laugh about sharing their anniversary with Groundhog Day every year.

His hobbies throughout his life included hunting, fishing, team roping, and camping at the lake. He and his wife spent many happy times 4-wheeling in the mountains of Colorado, New Mexico, and Arkansas with family and friends.  

He was a big part of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives He treasured special times with his grandkids. He poured his affection and attention and time and love into teaching them country life and fun activities. He loved taking them riding on the 4-wheeler, playing in the creek, and raising miniature donkeys.

Joel never met a stranger and loved to strike up a conversation with everyone he met. He was known to so many as fun, kind, thoughtful, helpful, and a wonderful Christian man.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents Elton and Maurice Apple. He is survived by his wife Regina Sorrell Apple of the home; son Shane Apple; sister Barbara Hartley and her husband Leland of Comanche; sister Jackie Harris and husband Charles Wayne of Comanche; sister Carol Franklin and Dennis of Tyler, Texas; brother Randy Apple and wife Vickie of Comanche; grandson Cooper Apple and wife Cicily; grandson Dalton Apple; great-grandchildren Kezia, Godric, Reagan, Crystal and Kenlan.  

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm on February 24 at Ray of Hope Church, Comanche, Oklahoma. Visitation will be 5 to 6 pm on February 23 at Comanche Funeral Home, 203 Church Avenue, Comanche, OK.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 604, Comanche, OK 73529.  

Billie Jo Dennis – Comanche, OK
  Billie Jo Dennis, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Monday morning , January 25, 2021 in Duncan, OK. A funeral service will be Friday, January 29, 2021 at Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, assisted by Dr. Mark Hall. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Wednesday 12:00-4:00 and Thursday 9:00-4:00.
  Billie was born March 11, 1929 in Comanche, to Joe and Myrtle Burk. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church since 1940, and a member of the Comanche Garden Club since 1952. She and Robert L. (Bob) Dennis were united in marriage in Wichita Falls on August 18, 1950. They were married for 55 years at the time of his death. She was employed at Security National Bank in Duncan, she also owned the Comanche Tag Agency for 13 years, and she worked in the Dennis Insurance Agency office for over 20 years. She was also the owner of Steve’s Loans in Comanche. Billie was an avid sports fan for both the Comanche Indians, where she cheered on her children and grandchildren; and the Oklahoma Sooners.
  Survivors include her three children: Cassa Jean Good and husband Ron, Edmond, OK, and children Jay Lynn McCormick and his daughter Claire Riley McCormick, and Tim Good and wife Desiree, and children Ryley, Koch, and Cole Good; Lisa Gannon and children Adam Gannon, Ryan Gannon, Katelyn Gannon, and Ashton Gannon; Luther David Dennis II and wife Becky, Clearwater, FL, and children Dillon Russ Dennis and wife Kristen, and two daughters, Paisley Mae Dennis and Emmy Kate Dennis; Dalton Reed Dennis; Dryden Ross Dennis and wife Elle; Dabney Rose Dennis; Daxon Rex Dennis; and Robert Stephen Dennis and wife Rebecca, Comanche, OK; and two sons, Matthew Robert Dennis and Cody Joe McCauley.
  Billie was preceded in death by her husband Bob Dennis, her parents Joe and Myrtle Burk, and a grandchild, Riley Day Dennis.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Henderson, John Powers, Shane Apple, and Greg Kimball. Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren and great-granddaugher: Matt Dennis, Cody McCauley, Jay Lynn McCormick, Dillon Russ Dennis, Dalton Reed Dennis, Dryden Ross Dennis, Dabney Rose Dennis, Daxon Rex Dennis, and Claire Riley McCormick.

Jackie K. Bailey---Edmond, OK
  Jackie K. Bailey, 74, a lifelong resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in Edmond, OK. He will be laid to rest at Fairlawn Cemetery, Monday, January 25, 2021 under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Jackie is survived by his wife of the home, Patricia Bailey; his sister Judy Absher of Comanche, OK; his children and their families, Julee Caudill, Piedmont, OK, and Jeana Parker, Mustang, OK; his step children and their families, Keisha Jackson and Khari Davis, of Edmond, OK, John Neal, Athens, TX, and Amber Casey of Fairview, TX.

​Maxine Daniels – Comanche, OK
  Maxine Rowena Daniels, age 77, of Comanche peacefully passed away Thursday morning, January 14, 2021 at Duncan Regional Hospital. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Thursday 9:00-4:00 and Friday 9:00-12:00.
  Maxine was born February 9, 1943 in Comanche, to James and Sadie (Lavey) Stroud. She was a lifelong resident of this community. After graduation from high school she married Billy Allen Holding, and later married Don Daniels. Maxine enjoyed going to the Simmons Center with her friends, traveling, listening to country music, and going to concerts. She was an outstanding cook. She also loved all cats and dogs.
  Survivors include her son, Mickey Holding, of Meridian; a niece Donna Frye, Comanche; and great-nieces Lauren and Jake Merritt and daughter Leia; and Tarah and Clint Walker. Also, cousins Lavana Joe Burmeister, Ada; Imogene McArthur, Anters; and Kim Stroud; and numerous other cousins and friends.
  Maxine was preceded in death by her spouses, Billy Allen Holding and Don Daniels; her parents Jim and Sadie Stroud; and her siblings William Stroud and Ruthie Wampler.

LaRinda “Rinny” Collinsworth – Stillwater, OK
  LaRinda Collinsoworth, affectionately known as Rinny, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, OK. She was 66 years old. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan City Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday 1:00-4:00 and Monday 9:00-4:00.
  Rinny was born September 10, 1954 in Duncan to Dalmus and Patsy (Jinks) Fletcher. She was a graduate of Marlow High School. She and Pat Collinsworth were united in marriage on April 26, 1974. She enjoyed watching television, going to the lake, being with her dog, Hoss, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was known to make some of the best fried chicken that you’ve ever tasted!  
  Left behind are her two children; Jason Collinsworth and wife Becky, Carlsbad, TX, and Traci Cook and husband Lorenzo, Stillwater, OK; two sisters; Angie Stevens and husband Merle, and Tangie Caraveo . Also, six grandchildren; Jakaycee, Gavin, Peyton, Samuel, Cheyenne, and Sylvia; one great grandchild, Blake, and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Rinny was preceded in death by her husband Pat, and her parents.
  Pallbearers will be Alton Agnew, Cameron Fletcher, Mark Wright, Gabriel Caraveo, Lorenzo Cook, and Samuel Cook.

​Billy Joe Sanders – Duncan, OK
  Billy Joe “Bill” Sanders passed away on January 9, 2021 in Elk City, OK at the age of 84. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Douglas Martin and Matthew Biffle officiating. Interment will follow at Walters Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday 1:00-4:00 and Monday 9:00-4:00.
  Bill was born February 24, 1935 in Walters to Joe and Eunice Sanders. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He worked for Micah Manufacturing, and then McDonald Douglas/Boing Aircraft in Los Angeles, CA before retiring in 1995 and returning to Duncan. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. He married Martha Walpole and later married Leta Sanders.
  Survivors include six daughters: Janet Kovac and husband Rudy, Bullhead City, AZ, Vickie Lavengood and husband Ray, Riverside, CA, Leeann Young, Walters, OK, Sharon Evans and husband Wayne, Duncan, OK, Becki Linker, Los Angeles, CA, and Debbie LdGFrancois and husband Richard, Placentia, CA; one son, James Tate, Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Marylee Webber, and two brothers, Johnny Sanders and Ronnie Cunningham; fourteen grandchildren, and twenty four great grandchildren.
  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Eunice Sanders, wife Leta Sanders, son in laws, Tinker Biffle, Steve Young, and Erick Linker, a grandson Michael Long, great-granddaughter Trisha Long, and great-great grandson Michael C. Long.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Dexter Troutman, Matthew Biffle, Seth Biffle, Kasper Hamilton, Andrew Martin, and Doug Martin.

Bonnie Taylor – Comanche, OK
  Mildred Yvonne (Branch) Taylor, known to all as Bonnie, was born to Cheston and Mildred (Love) Branch in Comanche, OK on March 28, 1936. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 7, 2021 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, with her husband and some of her children by her side. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 12th at 1:30 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Southerland and Mario Pineda officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Monday, January 11th from 12:00-6:00, and on Tuesday 9:00-11:30.
  Bonnie attended grade school at Meridian Elementary and graduated from Comanche High School in 1954. Bonnie was an amazing basketball player and was the first freshman to be crowned as the high school basketball queen. It was in high school that she met her true love, soulmate, and best friend, Tommy Taylor.
  Tommy and Bonnie were united in marriage on July 31, 1954 at the preachers house (Church of Christ) in Wichita Falls, Texas. They made their home in Meridian and Comanche where Bonnie worked as the janitor for Meridian Elementary for over 11 years. From their union, 5 children were born: Mark, Matt, Mika, Mitzi, and Marla. They were lovingly referred to as Tommy and Bonnie Taylor and the 5M’s. All 5 of her kids graduated from Meridian Elementary and Comanche High School. There were 2 things that Bonnie loved as much, if not more than her kids, her grandbabies and great-grandbabies. You could not visit with her for more than 5 minutes without hearing a story or two about her pride and joy, her grandbabies.  
  Bonnie had many hobbies/loves in her life. She used to belong to a trick water skiing team when younger. She loved to travel and her favorite time was spent at Lake Texoma on Little Glasses Point with all of her family where she loved to go jug fishing. She was always known for her beautiful yard where she would spend hours every day working in it. One of Bonnie’s greatest loves was traveling/supporting Comanche Indian Sports. She and Tommy loved to watch the boys and girls high school basketball teams.
  She leaves behind her husband Tommy; her five kids: Mark Taylor and wife Stacie, Matt Taylor and wife Sherry, Mika Swanson and husband Kerry, Mitzi Powers and husband Andy, and Marla Presgrove and Paul Martin; her thirteen grandkids: Shane Taylor and wife Tammy, Misty Chaney and husband Sean, Blake Miller, Brandon Barker, Krystal Newsom, Tiffani Dillon and husband Zack, Mikayla McCormick and husband Brett, Taylor Swanson and wife Sara, Clint Powers and wife Jordan, Caylee Boyd and husband Blake, Felicia Moore and husband Cooper, and Lexus Presgrove; twenty three great-grands: Madison Taylor, Mason Taylor, Raylee Chaney, Tate Taylor, Emi Taylor, Adri Miller, Corbin Barker, Daly Newsom, Blakely Montgomery, Zadien Satepauhoodle, Foster Dillon, Indie Dillon, McKenzie McCormick, McKinley McCormick, McKeon McCormick, Bryson McCormick, Allie Ledford, Rayne Anderson, Kylee Powers, Beckett Boyd, Baker Boyd, Collins Boyd, and Cameron Moore; one brother : Jackie Branch and wife Karin; she had several nieces and nephews and numerous close friends.
  Bonnie was preceded in death by a grandson: Mitch Dewayne Taylor; her parents: Cheston and Mildred Branch; one brother: Alton Branch; and one sister: Barbara Ellis.
  Pallbearers will be Shane Taylor, Sean Chaney, Blake Miller, Brandon Barker, Zack Dillon, Clint Powers, Taylor Swanson, Btett McCormick, Blake Boyd, Cosper Moore, Mason Taylor, and Daly Newsom; and honorary pallbearer Mitch Taylor
  Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Hill Church of Christ, Comanche, OK.
  The family is requesting that people please wear a mask and practice social distancing at the funeral service.

Bonnie Lee Stranahan – Comanche, OK
  Bonnie Lee Stranahan peacefully passed away on Saturday afternoon, January 2, 2021 at her home in Comanche. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Wade Peyton officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Bonnie was born November 15, 1934 in Fresno, CA to Bill and Esther (Benzler) Tefertiller. She and Jack Stranahan were united in marriage on March 22, 1953 in West Terre Haute, Indiana. They moved to Comanche in 1973, coming from San Diego, CA. She was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church. Bonnie loved to bake, paint, and travel, she especially loved going to Branson. More than anything else she loved her family. She took great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren. Bonnie also loved her cat who she named “Brother”.
  She is survived by her children: Pamela Stone and husband Rollie, Duncan, OK; Marsha Anderson and husband Steve, Duncan, OK; Jackie Stranahan and wife JoAnn, Kingston, OK; Brenda Weeaks and husband George, Marlow, OK; and Lisa Gamblin and husband Greg, Hugo, OK; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her close friends, Dale and Ann Harms, Duncan, OK.
  Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Jack; her parents, Bill and Esther; one son Robert Stranahan; one daughter, Rose Gamblin; a great grandson, Bryce Mitchell; and her grandparents, Earnest and Gracie Tefertiller.

​Shelby Myers, Jr.---Comanche, OK
Shelby Myers, age 77 ,passed away December 27, 2020 in Comanche Oklahoma where he was a life time resident, business man and local artist.

Shelby was the owner of Jr’s hardware and liquor store. He enjoyed painting, reading and writing. His paintings are still enjoyed by many people. 

Shelby’s paintings are on many buildings and hung in many local businesses with in the town. 

Shelby was always trying to extend his knowledge in reading and writing. One quote that will always remain in his grandchildren’s heart is, “You can learn a lot more by watching and listening than you can by talking.”

Shelby is survived by his wife Cleo, brother Dan, son James and daughter Vickie. Three grandchildren Desiree, Valarie spouse Donald, Joseph and spouse Sammie. He also leave behind six great grandchildren Amariah, Jadelyn, Luke, Sahara, Cooper and Tyler. 

Per Shelby’s wishes, he was cremated and laid to rest with family and no services to follow.

Cindy Martin – Comanche, OK
   Cindy Martin, a beloved, lifelong resident of Comanche went to be with Jesus on December 25, 2020, the day we celebrate his birthday. Cindy valiantly fought a long difficult battle with COVID. She passed in the ICU unit of Deaconess Hosptial in Oklahoma City surrounded by a host of competent , compassionate and caring medical staff.
  A funeral will be held Tuesday, December 29th at 2:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Martin and Rev. Billy Morgan officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery.
  Cindy was born October 24, 1945. She was reared in the loving care of her parents, Walter and Bessie (Nunley) Silvey. She graduated from Comanche High School and married her high school sweetheart, Austin Martin, on March 12, 1966.  
  Cindy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all she met. She loved being with her man. It didn’t matter what they were doing, they were doing it together. They were inseparable.  
  Cindy loved God’s handiwork in nature. She could sit for hours and watch the bird she loved to feed. She loved planting flowers and watching them grow as her mother had done before her. She also loved to spoil her furry friend, Pixie.
  Cindy’s favorite thing to do was making crafts and playing games with her granddaughter Karigan. They two spent hours in each other’s company.
  Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, David Silvey, and a sister-in-law Dorenda Speed.
  Survivors include her husband, Austin, of the home; three children: Shane Martin, Crystal Beach, TX, Gina Hamovitz and husband Joe, Duncan, and Jennifer Bacon and husband Jeremy, Comanche; four grandchildren: Gage Martin and wife Megan, Mustang, OK, Ali Givens and husband Jeremiah, Stillwater, OK; Ethan Bacon and Karigan Bacon, of Comanche; one great-grandchild, Addison Martin; two brothers-in-law: Danny Martin and wife Anita, Duncan, and Dr Larry Martin and wife Lynda, Duncan; and several nieces and nephews; and countless dear friends.  

​Ramona Denese Balthrop – Terral, OK
  Ramona Denese Balthrop, age 56, a resident of Terral, OK passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at the Jefferson County Hospital. A funeral service will be held at the Terral Cemetery, Sunday, January 3, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Mike Bates officiating, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Ramona was born December 20, 1964 in Nocona, TX to Donald and Helen( Spoon) Fulton. She was a longtime resident of Terral and surrounding communities throughout her life.
  Survivors include her father, Donnie Fulton and wife Jarice, Terral, OK; her husband, Angel Cruz, Terral, OK; three daughters: Amber, Clara Nicole, and Jessica; she was loved by her ten grandchildren: Hannah, December, Lallie, Jayden, Christian, Xander, Cecil, Kameron, Adam, and Addy; one brother, Tony Fulton and wife Jamie, Iowa Park, TX; one sister, Kristie Selby and husband Jim, Grand Prairie, TX; and a host of extensive family and dear friends.
  She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen “Dede” Fulton

​Connie Annett “Burton” Reyes ---Comanche, OK
Connie was born on Jan. 13th 1969 to Calvin Burton Sr. and the late Lorene Burton. She passed from this life on Sunday, Dec. 20th 2020 peacefully in her sleep. Connie enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, and family and friends,being with her loved ones made her happy. She enjoyed her time with Faith Missions working with the horses on the Whisper of Hope Ranch and her time spent working at the Humane Society.  

She is survived by father, Calvin Burton Sr. of Comanche. Four Sons Nicholas Burton, Martin Jr. Reyes,Steffon Reyes, and Noah Anderson, two daughters Liliana Reyes and Breanna Repp; 8 grandchildren: Danielle Reyes, Xavier Saiz, Naomi Burton, Kiesha Burton, Ariah Reyes, Paizlie Repp, Elisha Molz, and Mason Anderson. She is also survived by one brother Calvin Burton Jr. and wife Donna Burton of Comanche and two sisters Lisa Morgan of Comanche and Christine Harrison of Duncan; as well as her aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Connie was preceded in death by her mother Lorene Carol Burton, grandparents Verner and Grace Gustafson, Johnie and Maxine Burton, aunt Betty Ausmus and cousin Chad Allen. 

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“But he said to me, My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” 

Psalms 139-14
“I praise you Lord for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” 

Pallbearers will be Noah Henderson,Joshua Sullivan, Dalton Sullivan, ,Johnie Lee Burton and Thomas Burton, Kevin Allen, Keith Allen

Honorary Pallbearers Nicholas Burton,Martin Reyes Jr, Andrew Ausmus  

Terry Glen Mayes – Comanche, OK
  Terry Glen Mayes, age 63, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away Sunday evening, December 13, 2020 at the Duncan Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 18th at 2:00 p.m. at the Recovery Church in Duncan, OK.
  Terry was born July 30, 1957 in Duncan, to Doug and Dorothy (Price) Mayes. He attended school at Meridian and then in Comanche. He and Susan Standridge were united in marriage on January 30, 1981. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, collecting guns and knives, and dancing. He took great joy in attending his grandchildren’s sporting events .
  He is survived by two children: Donald Mayes and wife Tisa, Duncan, Ok; and Christy Smith and husband Darrell, Springfield, MO; four grandchildren: Briana Mayes, Jade Mackey, Zackery Mayes, and Aspen Norton; two great-grandchildren: August Gauither and Cayson Mackey; three brothers: Randy Mayes, Michael Mayes and wife Sara, David Reynolds and wife Kathy; one sister, Carolyn Demaray and husband Jeff; and other relatives and many friends.
  Terry was preceded in death by his wife Susan; his parents, Doug and Dorothy; one great-grandchild Ellyza Pittman; a brother Jeff Mayes, and a sister Ginger Walters.

Betty Louise (Burton) Ausmus - Elk City, OK
  Betty (Burton) Ausmus, a resident of Elk City, OK passed away Sunday morning, December 13, 2020 at her home in Elk City. She was 64 years old. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December, 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm with family receiving friends from 5:00 pm til 7:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
  Betty was born August 15, 1956 in Duncan, OK to Johnie Calvin and Beverly Maxine (Bandy) Burton. She grew up in Comanche and attended school there. She and Larry Ausmus were united in marriage on October 26, 1990 in Henrietta, TX. Betty loved to draw and write. She loved going to garage sales. She also loved buying gifts for all her family, and she loved helping people. Betty also enjoyed telling stories about her life. She loved her husband, her children, and her siblings, and she loved being able to spend time with them.
  Survivors include her husband Larry Ausmus, of the home; a daughter, Precious Ausmus,; sons: Thomas Burton, Johnie Burton and wife Tess; and William Burton; two brothers: Calvin Burton and Bobby Burton; four sisters: Mary Jo Allen and husband Jerry; Judy Hendricks and husband Billy; Beverly Nored and husband George; Barbara Newsom and husband Tommy; and Brandi Faulk and husband Allen; her grandchildren: Patches, Barry, Katlyn, Myles, Joey, J.W., Colby, Ana, Tagen, Brody, Bobby, Tristan, Emmberlin and Lastyn; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and many cousins and dear friends.
  Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Johnie and Maxine Burton; a granddaughter, Patches Burton; her father in law and mother in law Larry and Margaret Ausmus; and many aunts and uncles.
  To her beloved husband who stood by her through it all, she loved you dearly. She loved her kids, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, and all her family, remember that she always loved you all with all her heart and soul. Forever and always, I love you. This is not goodbye, its see you later!

Alton Leon Smith---Comanche, OK
Alton Leon Smith passed away to his heavenly home, surrounded by his family, on Dec
8th, 2020. He was born on March 31, 1928, in Duncan, Oklahoma. Alton was raised at
Johnson’s Corner, and later moved to McCamey, Texas. There, he met and married Emma
Louise Weddle in 1949. They had two children JP and Sandra. Alton worked as a mechanic for
Dow Chemical Services. In 1977, the family moved to Edmond and then in 1981, to Comanche,
Ok where he retired and raised cattle and farmed. Alton and Emma raised a devoted Christian
family who gave to their church and community. He was a member of Christian Life Cathedral
church and later on, Ray of Hope Church. His faith was simple, love God and love people.
Every Sunday, the family could be found attending church and spending the afternoon with each
other. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had many stories about his adventures. Many times,
his grandchildren accompanied him on his coon hunting or fishing trips. He adored his family
and looked forward to every moment spent with them. His children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren were the light of his life.
Later on in life, Alton enjoyed spending time with friends at the Chickasaw Nation
Nutrition center. There, he met many cherished friends. Alton was a selfless man who worried
more about others than himself. He was alway willing to lend a hand to help his friends and
neighbors. He enjoyed visiting with his friends every day at lunch and bragging on his grandkids
and great grandkids.
Alton is survived by his son, JP Smith; his daughter Sandra Smith; sister, Rita, Hice;
brother, Sonny and Juanita Smith; grand-children Justin and Angelia Smith; Jody and Dana
Smith; Nic and Jacy Dobbins; Nick Smith; great-grandchildren, Kaydence Smith, Jackson Smith,
Ashton Brown, Dalton Brown, Brady Dobbins, Cooper Dobbins, Berkley Dobbins and many
cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley
Lester and Viola Impson Smith; wife, Emma; his sister Yvonne Strealy; daughter-in-law, Jan
Smith. 
A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday, December 10th, 10:30, at Fairlawn
Cemetery. 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Chisholm Trail Hospice for
their care and the Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Center for their love, support, and kindness to the
senior citizens of our area. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MRCA rodeo
association, 1869 Sassafrass Rd, Bennington, Ok 74723
Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net


Johnny Dell Curtis (1940-2020)—Comanche, OK
  Johnny Dell Curtis, age 80, a lifelong resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Friday morning, December 4, 2020 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  
  Johnny was born December 2, 1940 in Clemscot, Oklahoma, to Robert T. and Gladys (Goss) Curtis. He attended school at Comanche. He worked as a ranch hand on the Jones Ranch for many years, and also worked in the oil fields of California, Utah, Texas, and Oklahoma. He was a hard-working, man who enjoyed hunting, especially quail hunting, and he loved fishing. Johnny was well known around town, and had many friends. He took a lot of pleasure in constantly “picking on” his friends. He and Rita Hanna were united in marriage on January 3, 1998 at Ray of Hope Church in Comanche.
  He is survived by his wife Rita, of the home; a brother, Bobby; three sisters: Glenda, Ina, and Joyce; and two grandchildren, Michael and DeLynn, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
  Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gladys, and his son, Ronnie Curtis; and a brother, Billy.
  His family wants to say a special thank you to his group of friends for always being there for him, and spending time with him, whether it was drinking coffee at Thirsty’s or out on the lake fishing and laughing and cutting up.

Eleanor Delores McClennen—Comanche, ok
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Eleanor Delores McClennen passed away peacefully in her home in Comanche, Oklahoma, at the age of 87.
 Eleanor was born on July 12, 1933 to the parents of Paul and Bertie (Maggart) Howell. She grew up in Comanche, Oklahoma and attended school there. On September 14, 1950, she married Jinks Elton McClennen. They resided in Comanche, where they raised their two children, Karen and Craig. Eleanor was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Comanche and she donated her time and service as a member of the United Methodist Women. She believed in the importance of civic responsibility and served as an election poll worker for several decades. She was a talented seamstress and crafted beautiful items that she would often gift to family members and friends. She loved to read, cook, and host holiday celebrations in her home. Eleanor was known for her quick wit, infectious smile, and her generous spirit (as well as her homemade candy).
Eleanor was preceded in death by her beloved husband Elton, her parents Paul and Bertie, and siblings Maggart Howell, Bobbie Siegal, and Waylan Howell.
Eleanor is survived by her two children: Karen Cloud of Comanche, and Elton Craig McClennen and wife Teresa of Cleburne, Texas; four grandchildren: Brent Cloud of Comanche, Barbi McClennen Lorenz and husband Dr. Landon Lorenz of Cleburne, Texas, Marci Cloud of Comanche, and Jessica Minmier and husband James Minmier of Fort Worth, Texas; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dr. Frances Howell Rudko of Marion, Massachusetts. She also leaves behind many other family members and friends who will miss her greatly.

Due to the pandemic, no memorial service will be held at this time. To celebrate Eleanor’s life, the family suggests that memorial gifts may be made in her honor to the First United Methodist Church of Comanche, Oklahoma at: 411 Main Street, Comanche, OK 73529.

Velma Jo Bevill--Ringling, OK
​  Velma Jo Bevill, age 88, a resident of Ringling, OK, peacefully passed away on Saturday afternoon, November 21, 2020 in Ada, OK. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Comanche, OK, with Dewey Taylor officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
  Velma was born September 26, 1932 at her home in Comanche, to Joe and Allene (York) Clayton. She worked as a waitress in Lawton for several years, before moving to Waurika, where she worked in the Nursing Home for over 30 years, before retiring at the age of 67. She continued to live in Waurika until 2009 when she moved to Ringling, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law.
  Survivors include her daughter, Darla Taylor and husband Gary, of Ringling; one brother, Ray Clayton and wife Judy, Ellensberg, WA; her sister, Kathryn (Sue) Gardner and husband James, Lawton, OK; a brother-in-law Bruce Wiest, Byars, TX; one granddaughter, Mary Lou Utley; one grandson, Michael Wardlow; twelve great-grandchildren, and two great- great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
  Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Allene Clayton; one son, Tommie Martin; grandson Jonathan Wardlow; a niece, Linda Prewitt; five sisters: Beatrice, Bonnie, Sara, Mildred, and Betty; and three brothers: Billy, Junior, and Michael.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Cameron Utley, Blake Moss, Cliff Goines, Mike Smith, Billy Prewitt, and Michael Wardlow. Honorary bearers will be Richard Weller and Aaron Utley.

​David Pennycuff – Comanche, OK
  David Pennycuff, age 77, a longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Saturday afternoon, November 14, 2020 in an Oklahoma City hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
  David was born April 22, 1943 in Frederick, OK to John David and Bonnie Belll (Landrum) Pennycuff. After graduating from school, he proudly served his country in the United States Army. He and Bertha Cross were united in marriage on August 28, 1971 in Frederick. David and Bertha owned and operated David’s Tire Shop in Comanche for many years. They made many friends and loyal customers over the years because of their outgoing personality and work ethic. Prior to the Tire Shop, David worked as a butcher, and also owned the Chicken Kitchen Restaurant, along with businesses in Loco and Cement. His hobbies including cooking, watching professional wrestling, and watching western television shows and movies. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and family and friends.
  Survivors include his wife Bertha, of the home; four children: Kristal Pennycuff, Wichita Falls, TX; Jayme Garcia and husband Manuiel, Duncan, OK; Scott Pennycuff, Duncan, OK; and Richard Pennycuff. Also, six grandchildren: Julian Shoopman, Alexis Strait, Landon Bruno, Cheyenne Garcia, Makenzie Minks, and Jayde Garcia; one brother, Ricky Pennycuff and wife Kathy, Graham, TX; mother in law, Ruby Cross, Comanche, OK; and many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
  David was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Jimmy and Gary Pennycuff; two sisters: Betty Pennycuff and Patsy Throneberry; children: Marty Pennycuff, Tina Strait, and David Pennycuff.

​Sandra L Carlile—Comanche, Ok
Sandra L. Carlile, age 74, went peacefully to her heavenly home on November 10th, 2020 after a brief illness.
Services will be at 2 pm Friday, November 13th at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel in Comanche, Oklahoma with Nelson Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday, November 12th. 11am - 5pm and Friday from 9:00 until service time at Comanche Funeral Home. 
Sandra was born November 29th, 1945 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Sam Brake and Ernesteen Hembree. Sandra lived for her family and friends. She enjoyed caring for her plants, crocheting and having coffee with her friends at Legacy apartments. She was a die hard OU Sooner and Dallas Cowboys fan. She loved Nascar and believed Dale Earnhart was the greatest driver who ever lived. She adored her grandkids and great grand kids more than anything in the world. 

Sandra was preceded in death by her husband Glen Carlile, her mother Ernesteen Campbell, Niece, Teeniesa Brake and Eldest daughter Pj Smith.

She was survived by her brother Sammy Brake and wife Eva of Moore, Ok. Four daughters, Jean Terry and husband Mark of Comanche, Kelly Davis and husband Jackie of Velma, Shelly Sallee and husband Larry of Central, and Mandie Carlile and wife Lacey of Tulsa. Two stepsons Randy Carlile and wife Debby of McAlester and David Carlile and wife Theresa of Granbury, Tx. Nephew, Sammy Brake of Duncan. 

Grandchildren Cory Hill, Tracie Wright, Lori Morgan and husband Jonathan, Chellsea Norman, Keeton Sallee and wife Destiny, Graham Carlile and London Carlile. Great-Grandchildren Addison Wright, Rhylie Morgan, Tyler Morgan, Everleigh Morgan, Christopher Morgan and Karter Sallee. And her little dog, Jack.  

Pallbearers will be Larry Sallee, Keeton Sallee, Jackie Davis, Mark Terry, Cory Hill and Sammy Brake. 

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Duncan Regional Hospital for the care


Francis Eilene Riddles – Comanche, OK
  Francis Eilene (Alexander) Riddles, a lifelong resident of Stephens County, peacefully passed away on November 5, 2020 at the Duncan Regional Hospital. She was She was 84 years old. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Billy Morgan officiating.  
  Eilene was born July 7, 1936 in Duncan, OK to Alonzo and Erma Alexander. She attended school in Duncan. After graduating, Eilene worked various jobs, including Hagger Slacks, Immanuel Baptist Church, Halliburton (Export Shipping) and at Love’s Country Store, where she served as store manager.
  Survivors include two children: Rebecca Harp, and Bill Alan Smith and his wife Rose; grandchildren: Chad Alan, Taylor, Michelle, Dillon, Becca, Selena, Diego, and Ariana; her great-grandchildren: Tyler, Bradley, Wesley, Angel, Clifford, Kamdyn, and Stella; and other dear friends and family.
  Eilene was preceded in death by her parents, Alonzo and Erma Alexander, her husband Clifford Riddles, her first husband Billy Gene Smith; brothers: Clifford Alexander and Glen Dale Alexander; a sister, Virginia Gibson; and a grandson, Chris Cates.
Eilene was very fond of her daughter in law, Rose; always there to help her with anything she needed, including cooking, cleaning, and loving care for the past 2 ½ years.

​Kara Michelle McConnell---Comanche, OK
Kara Michelle McConnell, age 36, of Comanche, passed away peacefully at Duncan Regional Hospital at 1:56 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020, beside her loving companion, Dustin Jameson.

Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche. Rev. Billy Clayburn will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. 

Public viewing will be Wednesday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kara was born February 8, 1984 in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Danny Ray Gallaher and Dianna Jayleen Gallaher. She attended Comanche Public Schools and Grace Christian Academy.

Kara cared deeply about the outcasts and people who were disadvantaged.. She would talk to anyone and was a friend to many. The love in her heart allowed her to extend kindness to those who did not always return it.

Some of her best memories as a child were made while camping at Waurika Lake each summer with her family. She loved to swim with her dad and cook on the grill with him. She enjoyed going to Bluegrass Festivals with her paternal grandparents, who treated her as their own child.

Kara was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, George Gallaher, maternal grandparents, Jay and Verna Boydston and a niece, Erin Curtis.

Survivors include her companion, Dustin Jameson, her mother, Dianna Jayleen Gallaher, her grandmother, Gennive Gallaher, her sister, Amy Curtis and husband Gerald (Pete), step-son Douglas McConnell Jr, nephews Josiah Curtis and Daniel Curtis, niece, Abigail Curtis and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

Archie Lee Fulton – Terral, OK
  Archie lee Fulton, age 80, a longtime resident of Terral, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 29, 2020 at Duncan Regional Hospital. A graveside funeral service will be Sunday afternoon, November 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Terral Cemetery, with Bro. Mark Kunkel officiating, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Viewing will be Saturday from 10:00-6:00.
  Archie was born November 27, 1939 in Alvord, TX to Jack and Clara (Bonham) Fulton. He and Geneva Ramsey were united in marriage on August 9, 1958 in Buttonwillow, CA. He and Geneva played in the Texhoma Express Band for 26 years, with Archie playing guitar, and Geneva playing the piano. He sold insurance for over 25 years. He also sold cars, and worked for Rock Island Railroad for 6 years.
  Survivors include his wife Geneva, of the home; two daughters: Vickie Cross and husband Tim, and Becky Hoffman and husband Mark; two brothers: Charles Fulton and Donnie Fulton; two sisters: Anita King and Debbie Elledge; two grandchildren: Jarrod Cross and Matt Perry; and four great-grandchildren: Clara and Katherine Cross, and Carli and Jake Perry. Archie was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Jim Fulton, and one sister, Brenda Bryant.

Eunice Evelyn Goss – Addington, OK
  Eunice Evelyn Goss, a longtime Addington resident, peacefully passed away, with her family by her side, on Monday evening, October 19, 2020 at her home. She was 94 years old. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m. at the Addington Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Addington Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be Friday 9:00-7:00, with the family receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 at the Comanche Funeral Home.
  Eunice was born November 12, 1925 in Ada, OK to Samuel W. and Minttie (Jinkins) Morrison. She attended school at Happyland, in Ada. She married Troy Goss on October 12, 1953 in Poteau, OK.  
  She was a strong woman of faith, having read her Bible through thirteen times. She loved her church, her family, gardening, especially growing flowers and, canning. She made beautiful hand pieced quilts, and gifted over one hundred of them to her children and grandchildren. Her specialty was applique and embroidery. She loved playing Dominos with her family. She was a homemaker, and also did housekeeping and yardwork in Addington and Waurika. Eunice was an outstanding cook, and she loved baking Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coconut Cream Pies, Divinity, and LBJ Desserts.
  Survivors include her children: Bob Stringer, Duncan, OK; David Goss and wife Annette, Graham, TX; Dennis Goss and wife Dee, Ryan, OK; Jessie Goss, Waurika, OK; Teresa Biffle and husband Rodney, Comanche, OK; Beverly Kafer and husband Gary, Duncan, OK; Becky Nunley and husband Michael, Edmond, OK; and Karen Snider and husband Roy, Waurika, OK; a son in law Johnny Jackson, Farmers Branch, TX; one sister, Shirley Looney, Addington, OK; twenty-three grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, Troy; a son, Terry Stringer; daughter Priscilla Jackson; daughter in laws Niki Goss and Erin Stringer; grandsons Corbett Stringer and Dennis Wayne Goss; great grandchild Shelby Biffle; and nine siblings.
  Out of respect for others, please observe social distancing and wearing a mask at her service.

Johnnie Mae (Montgomery) Clinger – Comanche, OK
  Johnnie Mae (Montgomery) Clinger, age 85, a longtime resident of Comanche entered into her Heavenly home on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2020 at Duncan Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing hours are Monday 9:00-6:30, with the family receiving friends from 5:00-6:30. 
  Johnnie was born November 11, 1934 in Temple, OK to James “Jim” Watson and Edna (Howard) Montgomery. She attended school at Comanche, and then attended Texas Tech University. She married Benjamin Hurst in 1960. She later married Gerald Clinger in 1967. Johnnie came to Comanche in 1977, moving from Lubbock, TX. She had also made her home in Riverside, CA, and Benson, AZ. Johnnie loved to shop, and she was quite good at it too! She was an excellent cook, and she looked forward to preparing wonderful family meals during the holidays and for birthdays. She also enjoyed needlepoint, playing the piano, and reading. Always by her side was her constant companion, her dog “Gizmo”. Johnnie was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her son, Greg Hurst and his wife Ann, Tulsa, OK; six grandchildren: Jimmy Hurst and wife Hallie, Dana Dunlap and husband Randy, Trenton Hurst, Jennifer Hurst, Abigayle Hurst, and Austin James; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, as well as many dear friends.
  Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Edna Montgomery; one daughter, Janet Sue Yarbrough; her husband, Gerald Clinger;former husband Benjamin Hurst; three siblings: Claude Everett Montgomery, Myrtle Lee Martin, and Edith Juanita Jackson; a great-grandson, Ezekiel David Andrew Hurst, her companion, Pat Morgan, and “Tinsy” her beloved dog.
  The family requests out of respect for Johnnie and family members, that masks be worn to the visitation as well as the funeral service.

​Bettie Mae Moran Boorda-Alexandria, Va
Bettie Mae Moran Boorda, 82,of Alexandria, VA went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Macklin House, Alexandria, VA. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche, Oklahoma.  
Bettie was born August 17, 1938 in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late James Edward Moran and Ethel Barnett Moran.  
Bettie is survived by her children, David Boorda, Edward Boorda (Brenda), Anna Dowling (Robert), Robert Boorda (Dina), grandchildren, Cindy Hillock, Andrew Boorda (Jenni), Phillip Boorda (Holly), Aaron Goodpasture, Peter Boorda, Brandon Goodpasture, Sara Cookson (Lance), Michael Boorda, Angela Thomas (Beatty), Harrison Boorda, Michelle Lansing (Tim), and Robert Dowling Jr.and great grandchildren, Caroline Valley Thomas, Are Colton Boorda, William Baxter Thomas, Charlotte Boorda, Easley Boorda, Connor Boorda, Colin Thomas, Susannah Thomas, and Caroline Boorda.
In addition to her parents, Bettie was preceded in death by her husband Admiral Jeremy Michael “Mike” Boorda.

Mary Ellen (Smith) Hays
Aug. 22, 1932 – Sept. 7, 2020
Mary Ellen Hays, 88, of Comanche passed away at Medical City Denton Hospital on Monday, September 7, 2020 with her son and daughter-in-law by her side.
Mary was born on August 22, 1932 in Comanche, the daughter of Alva Pauline and Leonard Smith. She graduated from Comanche High School. On June 9, 1956 she married the love of her life Carl “Cotton” L. Hays. Mary was a dedicated mother and was devoted to public education in support of her husband. She worked as a school secretary at Liberty Elementary School until retiring to become a full time “Mema”. She enjoyed reading, including her Bible, gardening and attending any activities related to her granddaughters. Her son was the light of her life and when he married Karen she became her daughter. She also enjoyed playing dominoes and card games and was very competitive. She was a God loving woman, best wife, mother and Mema ever. 
Those left to honor her memory are her son Ronald (Ron) and wife Karen Hays of Corinth, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah and husband Darrion Randle, Emily and husband Christopher Jensen, her brother Jim Smith, sister’s Billie Akers, Shirley Hughes and husband Charlie, brother Gary Smith, and a very special nephew/son Scott Smith and his wife Mindy.  
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 64 years Carl “Cotton” Hays. 
Graveside services will be limited to immediate family only due to the current circumstances. I know they both would love to have everyone join in the celebration but to protect our family and all others please understand our decision. There will be a public viewing at Comanche Funeral Home on Friday, September 11th between 9 AM and 5 PM. Please make sure to follow social distancing protocols and wear a mask to protect you, your loved ones and everyone else. Thanks.

​Carl “Cotton” L. Hays
Jan. 21, 1930 - Aug. 30, 2020
Carl “Cotton” L. Hays, 90, of Comanche passed away at his son’s home in Corinth, Texas on Sunday, August 30, 2020. 
Carl was born on January 21, 1930 in the Diamond Community/Comanche area, the son of J.C. “Pete” and Ada Clara (Anderson) Hays. He graduated from Addington High School and went on to graduate from East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma. On June 9, 1956, he married the love of his life, Mary Ellen (Smith) Hays. Carl was a dedicated teacher, administrator and bus driver at Comanche Public Schools for 35 years before his retirement. Carl was a devoted Deacon, Sunday school teacher and long-standing member of Corum Baptist Church in Corum, Oklahoma. He enjoyed farming, gardening, singing in church and spending time with his family. He was a God loving man, best husband, father and grandfather ever. He was well known and respected by many former students in the community.
Those left to honor his memory are his wife of 64 years, Mary Ellen Hays of Comanche; son Ronald (Ron) and wife Karen Hays of Corinth, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah and husband Darrion Randle, Emily and husband Christopher Jensen; sister, Mary Riley of Edmond and step sister Hollene Power and husband Kenneth of Duncan.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Ada Hays and stepmother Lula Hays, his brothers, Delbert Hays, Herman (Whiz) Hays, William (Lindsey) Hays and sister, Oleta (Babe) Gilbert. 
Graveside services will be limited to immediate family only due to the current circumstances. I know they both would love to have everyone join in the celebration but to protect our family and all others please understand our decision. There will be a public viewing at Comanche Funeral Home on Friday, September 11th between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Please make sure to follow social distancing protocols and wear a mask to protect you, your loved ones and everyone else. Thanks.

Doyle Keith—Terral, OK
Doyle L. Keith, 67, of Terral, Oklahoma, passed from this life October 20, 2020. He was born November 27, 1952, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Harold Edward “Bill” and Dolly Pauline (Thompson) Keith. He was married to Elsa (Lleverino) Keith. 
  He served his country in the United States Army. He worked for Halliburton Industries, and owned the Terral Mini-Mart Convenience Store. He liked to fish and was very friendly – he loved visiting with friends and “strangers.”
  Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Phyllis Kimbro.
  Survivors include: his wife---Elsa of the home in Terral;four daughters – Ashley and her husband Sean Lewis of Ryan, OK, Mallory and her husband Tyler Hardy of Ryan, OK, McKenzie Keith of Terral, OK, and Brooke Keith of Terral, OK; one sister – Shirley McManus of Arlington, TX; and four grandchildren – Koble, Eston, Teagan and Kovin. 
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Phyllis Kimbro.

  Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the Terral Cemetery in Terral, Oklahoma under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. 

Edgar “Ed” Dane Owens – Comanche, OK
  Edgar “Ed” Dane Owens, a lifelong resident of the Comanche community, peacefully passed away early Saturday morning, July 25, 2020 at his home in Meridian. He was 84 years old. A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro Billy Bowen and Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday 12:00-4:00, and Monday 9:00-6:00.

  Ed was born February 15, 1936 in Duncan, OK to J.C. “Bud” and Euzella (Whittington) Owens. He and Verna Dean Milburn were united in marriage on December 18, 1959. Ed logged many miles on America’s roads as a truck driver for a long period of his life. He managed the Stephens County Rural Water District #3, and he also worked for the National Rural Water Association, and the Oklahoma Rural Water Association. He was a board member for the Stephens County RWD #3, and a member of the Gideon’s and Full Gospel Business Men.

  Ed is survived by his wife Verna, of the home; Two daughters: Annette Dalrymple and husband Allen, and Stacey Lindsey and husband Chad; two sons: Edgar “Eddie” Owens Jr. and wife Judy, and Mike Owens and wife Dawn; his grandchildren: Jared Owens, Lance Doherty, LeAnne Doherty, Michala Owens, Mitchell Owens, Annjelica Lindsey, Matalyn Baldwin, Cayle Baldwin, Shawn Bohannan, Brian Bohannan and Kaylee Dalrymple; great-grandchildren: Xavior Doherty, Kimber Isbell, and Landon Isbell; and one sister, Edna Mae Hagan; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Winnie Jean Bullard and Ophelia “Kid” Bowen; and one brother, Marvin “Man” Owens.

  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214

Loyce (Williams) Kirby – Terral, OK
  Loyce (Williams) Kirby was born July 25, 1920 in Terral, OK to F.B. and Leona Williams. She passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Nocona, TX. She was just a few days shy of her 100th birthday. A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July, 24th at the Terral Cemetery, with Larry Jackson officiating, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation is Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  Loyce and J.C. “Brother” Kirby were united in marriage on December 6, 1941 in Terral. They had one daughter, Angela “Angie” Kirby. They lived their entire life in Terral, farming and ranching. Loyce was a homemaker who loved to sew, crochet, knit, draw and paint. She was a devout member of the Church Of Christ. She never missed a service as long as she was able to attend. She started school at Union Valley, and later graduated from Terral High School, where she was the Valedictorian of her class in 1938.
  She is survived by her daughter, Angie Jackson, of Terral; three grandchildren, Rhonda Smoot and Gary Bussey, Terral, Kirk Jackson, Gainesville, TX, and Keith Jackson and wife Donna, Montague, TX; Five great-grandchildren, Derek Smoot, Siloam Springs, AR, Jessica Todd, Haskell, OK, Katelyn Smoot, Inola, OK, Dakota Jackson, Loving, TX, and Ethan Jackson, Ryan, Ok; four great-great grandchildren, Domonic Smoot, Brooklyn Cotton, Corbin Todd, and Hadley Jackson. Also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.
  Loyce was preceded in death by her parents, F.B. and Leona Williams; husband J.C. Kirby in 1984; son in law Jerry Jackson in 2017; two brothers, Cecil Williams and Elmer Williams; four sisters, Lillian Brookins, Grace Smith, Edith Williams, and Irma Wright; and one grandson-in-law, Dale Smoot.
  Memorial contributions may be sent to the Terral Church Of Christ, or the Terral Cemetery Association.

Johnny Weldon Brown – Comanche, OK
A Celebration of his Life will be held this Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Ray of Hope Church at 1:00 pm.
Weldon passed away on March 27, 2020 . He rests beside his sons-- Bobby and Jonathan in the Comanche Fairlawn Cemetery
 He lived a happy life . He loved his church, he loved his town, and he loved his country.  
Weldon is survived by his wife Pat, of the home; two sons: Johnny Brown and wife Beth; and William Brown and wife Ramona; his grandchildren: Willie Brown; Shana Palacol and husband Clint; Katie Peacock and husband J.P.; Mayghin Levine and husband Eli; his great-grandchildren: Keely, Berkley, Boston, Emma, Kalai, Maddox, and Gabriel. Also, one brother, Raymond Brown and wife JoAnn; a brother-in-law, Coy Hill; a sister-in-law Leota Tinke and husband W.F.; several nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.
  Weldon was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Vida Brown; parents-in-law, Coy and June Hill; and two sons: Jonathan Patrick Brown, and Robert Patrick Brown.

Tammy Gayle Lash – Comanche, OK
  Tamara Gayle “Tammy” Lash, a resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Monday evening, July 13, 2020. She was 61 years old. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Pastor Matt Chambers officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday evening from 5:00-6:00 at the funeral home.
  Tammy was born January 23, 1959 in Elaine, Arkansas, to Tom and Delona (Hamilton) Pickett. She and her husband, and children had made their home in Comanche for many years. She loved to cook, read, and spend time with her grandchildren. Tammy was always willing to go out of her way to help people out.
  She is survived by her husband Bob Lash, of the home; three children: Robert Lash and wife Melanie, Comanche, OK, Stacey Lash, Shawnee, OK, and Kristin Hartgrave, Comanche, OK; her siblings: Ricky Pickett, Donna Blovins, Pam Amora, and Tommy Pickett Jr; five grandchildren: Levi Davis, Robert Lash, Trenton Lash, Braden Lawson, and Brooklynn Hartgrave; and many other relatives and friends.
  Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Delona Pickett, and one grandchild.

Benny Gordon – Comanche, OK
  Benny Gordon, a lifelong resident of Comanche peacefully passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2020 in Oklahoma City. He was 84 years old. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Tuesday from 12:00-7:00. The family will be receiving friends from 5:30-6:30 Tuesday evening.
  Benny was born October 17, 1935 east of Comanche, to Arthur and Mary Jane (Williams) Gordon. After his high school graduation he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, where he served as a medic. He later began working as a bricklayer, a career which spanned over 60 years. . He and Birdia Davis were united in marriage on May 18, 1963 in Wichita Falls, TX. Benny loved hunting, traveling to Colorado and Alaska, taking care of the cattle, and he loved aggravating everybody, especially his grandchildren.  
  He is survived by his wife Birdia, of the home; two children: Kathleen Henry and husband Jim, Comanche; and Terry Gordon and wife Laura, Comanche; three brothers: James Gordon and wife Brenda; Tommy Gordon and Jackie Gordon and wife Pam; three sisters: Joyce Frontcakas; Linda Allen and husband Bill; and Brenda Potts and husband Roy; six grandchildren: Telayna Brown, Alicia Lilly and husband Bryce; Rebekah Mildren and husband Hunter; Caleb Gordon; Emilee Henry and Alison Henry: two great grandchildren:
Emma Wendt and Easton Mildren, and many other relatives and friends.
  Benny was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Arthur Gordon Jr. and Bobby Dale Gordon.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Bowen, Chad Drury, Andy Gordon, Caleb Gordon, Bryce Lilly, and Hunter Mildren. Honorary bearers will be Joel Apple, Bobby Brown, Leland Hartley, Fred McCord, Bill Sorrell, Richard Wells, and J.T. Whatley.

Boyd Charles Hayes – Comanche, OK
  Boyd Charles Hayes, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Wednesday evening, June 24, 2020 at his home west of Comanche. He was 76 years old.
  Charles was born July 4, 1943 in Temple, OK to Boyd and Irene “Bowles” Hayes. He graduated from Comanche High Schoolin 1961. He and DiLynn Martin were united in marriage on October 31, 1964 in Wichita Falls, TX. Charles was a welder. He loved to hunt, fish, and rope.
  Survivors include his wife DiLynn, of the home; three children: Melinda Kaye Altom and husband John, Gainesville, FL; Bryan Hayes and wife Brandi, Waurika Lake, OK; and Jocko Hayes and wife Alisha, Houston, TX; five grandchildren: Skylar Hayes Howard, Andrew Hayes, Jake Altom, Eli Altom, and Bella Hayes. One great-grandchild, Blayden Andrew Hayes; four nieces and nephews: Hope Calabro Horaz, Christi Farmer Schultz, James Martin, and Alisha Martin; a brother-in-law, Billy Martin; and a sister-in-law Belinda Calabro; and numerous close friends.
  Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Irene Hayes, his parents in-laws Bill and JoEtta Martin; a nephew, Ryan Kasey Farmer; a brother, Jerry Lynn Hayes; and a half- brother, Jimmy Hayes; and one sister-in-law Kaye Martin Farmer.

William Chad Allen – Comanche, OK
  William Chad Allen, age 48, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away early Saturday morning, June 20, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating . Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Chad was born August 30, 1971 in Duncan, OK to Jerry and Mary Jo (Burton) Allen. He was a 1990 graduate of Comanche High School. He worked alongside his father at Allen & Son Construction for the past 18 years. He was a loving father to his two children, Chaz and Caitlin. He loved gardening, fishing, woodwork, collecting arrowheads, and listening to music. He loved running “football routes” with Chaz, and cooking and baking with Caitlin. Chad also loved to take his dog, “Smokey” to the lake for outings.
  He is survived by his two children: Chaz Allen of Edmond, OK, and Caitlin Allen, Yukon, OK; his parents, Jerry and Mary Jo Allen, Comanche, OK; two brothers: Kevin and Robin Allen, Comanche, OK, and Keith Allen, Comanche, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless number of friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Helen and Charlie Allen, and Maxine and Johnny Burton.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Chaz Allen, Lathan Allen, Kyler Allen, Kanyn Allen, Donnie Boucher, Raleigh Stone, and Ronnie Mears. Honorary bearers will be Kevin Allen, Keith Allen, and Craig Pierce

Dorthy Jane Willson-Clark  ---Comanche, OK
  Dorthy Jane Willson-Clark was born May 19, 1937 in Walters, OK to Jesse Thomas and Minnie Viola (Clark) Reese. She passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, June 7, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK. Dorthy was 83 years old. A funeral service was held on Wednesday June 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Mario Pineda officiating. Burial followed at Loco Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

 She was the ninth of ten children. She worked at a laundromat in Lawton, OK. She met Jerry D. Willson and they dated for several years before marrying on April 16, 1955 They had six children. Dorthy was a stay at home mom. She loved her children and grandchildren. She strived to teach them about Jesus, and his love. She wanted all her children to be right with The Lord. Dorthy enjoyed listening to classic country music. She loved playing Wahoo, cards, and domino’s, and she loved to crochet. She also loved having her family and friends come over for game nights, or going dancing. She was a great singer with a beautiful voice. She worked at Cliner, Delta Faucet, Pet Manufacturing, and various nursing homes. Dorthy loved having her grandchildren come over to the house to spend the night, or even stay all summer, if that’s what they wanted to do.

Survivors include her children: Ronnie Willson, Rush Springs, OK; Dottie Brown, Duncan, OK; and Shirley Underwood and John Ressecker, Comanche, OK; 13 grandchildren; 40 great-grandcfhildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren; and numerous other family members and dear friends.

Dorthy was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dean Willson; and her second husband, Dean Clark; her sons Randall Lynn Willson and Jerry Dale Willson; one daughter, Debra Ruth; a great-great granddaughter, Brenlyn Faith; and her parents, and her brothers and sisters.  

Palma J (PJ) Smith – Comanche, OK
  PJ Smith went to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday evening, May 27, 2020. She was born October 9, 1964 in Duncan, OK to Coy and Sandy Hill. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Freedom Biker Church, with Bro. Billy Morgan officiating.
  PJ grew up in Comanche, graduating in 1982 from Comanche High School. She graduated from Cameron University with degrees in Sociology, Phycology, and Criminal Justice. She worked with vi ctims of domestic violence most of her career. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008. She didn’t let this get her down. She fought the fight!
  PJ loved her family and friends with her whole heart. Her only wish in life was that maybe she made a difference in someone’s life. She had a way of making people laugh, even if it wasn’t appropriate.
  The loves of her life were her children and grandchildren; Cory, Lori, Rhylie, Tyler, and Everleigh. She said that she was the most blessed woman in the world because God allowed her to be the mother and Nanny.
  She is survived by her parents, Coy Hill, Comanche; and Sandra Carlile, Duncan; two children: Cory Hill, Comanche; and Lori Morgan and husband Jonathan, French Lick, IN; her grandchildren: Rhylie Morgan, Tyler Morgan, and Everleigh Morgan; sixsisters: Jean Terry and husband Mark, Comanche; Kelly Davis and husband Jackie, Velma, OK; Shelly Sallee and husband Larry, Central High, OK; Molly Price and husband Greg, Nashville, TN; and Ronnie Martinez and husband David, Lubbock, TX, and Mandi Carlile, Tulsa, OK; two step-brothers: Randy Carlile and wife Debbie, McAlester, OK; and David Carlile and wife Teresa, Grandbury, TX; her aunts and uncles: Leota Tinkle and husband Fred, Oklahoma City, OK; Pat Brown, Comanche; and Sammy Brake and wife Eva, Moore, OK; and two “sisters from different misters”: Karla Benson and Mark Somerlott, Comanche; and Gayla Williams and husband John, Comanche; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
  Those welcoming PJ into her home in Heaven are her grandparents, Coy and June Hill, and Ernesteen Campbell; step-father Glen Carlile; uncles: Hershell Hill and Weldon Brown; cousins: Robert Brown, Jonathon Brown, Sam Tinkle, Joshua Tinkle, Teeniesa Brake; a grandson Konner Brent Morgan; and a special friend Sheila Speakes.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

​Eldon and Jean Sears – Comanche, OK
  Eldon Wayne Sears, 75, of Comanche, passed away after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones at his home the evening of May 7, 2020.
  Eugenia Ilene (Carlisle) Sears, 73, of Comanche, passed away suddenly on May 7, 2020.
  Eldon and Jean were high school sweet hearts. They were united in marriage on December 19, 1964 In Wichita Falls, TX. Both were graduates of Comanche High School, and lifelong residents of this community.
  Survivors include one daughter, Stacey Bowen and husband Darrell, and one son, Scott Sears, all of Comanche. Siblings: Wanda Telford, Duncan, OK; Karen Duncan, Little Elm, TX; Buzz and LeeAnn Carter, Comanche; Deloris Branch, Muskogee, OK; their grandchildren: Meagan Bowen Cook and Lijah Chisum, Comanche; Jade Bowen and Chase Lewis, Oklahoma City, OK; Mason Bowen and Noelle Clark, Duncan, OK; Dallas Sears, Oklahoma City, OK; and Sydney Sears, Duncan, OK. Also, great-grandchildren: Averie, Owen, and Marshall Cook; and Brenton and Graci Chisum. Also several nieces, nephews , and their beloved dog, Zoie.
  A memorial service to honor our parents will be held at a later date.
  In lieu of flowers, a Sears Family Memorial Fund has been established at the First National Bank in Comanche.

Peggy Lindesmith- Comanche, OK
  Peggy Lindesmith, a longtime resident of this community, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday night at her home near Waurika Lake. She was 78 years old. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020 at the Comanche Funeral Home.  
  Peggy was born in Comanche, OK, on February 14, 1942 to Claude L. and Christine (Stanton)Wright She and Don Lindesmith were united in marriage on April 14, 1962. Peggy was employed as a cook at Grandview School for many years. She loved fishing, boating, camping, playing solitaire, and Yatzee. She was an excellent cook. She loved her vacations with her close friends, Cedral March and Jaunita Simpson. She loved her family, and loved the opportunities to spend time with all of them.
  She is survived by her two children: Greg Lindesmith and wife Roxana, Comanche; and Lorie Sullivan and husband Chet, Comanche; four grandchildren: Colton, Chase, Bailey, and Madison; four great-grandchildren: McKynlee, Cavin, Ella, and Maia; four brothers: Butch Wright and wife Charlotte, Dickson, OK; Maxie Wright and wife Veda, Kingston, OK; Troy Wright and wife Brenda, Lone Grove, OK; and Ronnie Wright and wife Ruby, Comanche; and one sister, Marsha Cole and husband Doug, Rubottom, OK. Also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. 
  Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Don, in 2002; a granddaughter, Brittany, and her parents.

Johnny Weldon Brown – Comanche, OK
  Johnny Weldon Brown, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away on March 31, 2020 at the Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 80 years old.  
  Weldon was born December 1, 1939 in Duncan, OK to Sam and Vida (Tidwell) Brown. He and Patricia “Pat” Hill were united in marriage on August 3, 1957.  
  Survivors include his wife Pat, of the home; two sons: Johnny Brown and wife Beth, and William Brown and wife Ramona, all of Comanche; his grandchildren: Willie Brown, Shawna Palacol and husband Clint; Katie Peacock and husband J.P.; Mayghin Leurne and husband Eli; great-grandchildren: Keely, Berkley, Boston, Emma, Kalin, Maddox, and Gabriel; one brother, Raymond Brown and wife JoAnn; a brother in law, Coy D. Hill; a sister in law, Leota Tinke amd husband W.F.; and several nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends. He was a loving husband, father, and son.
  Weldon was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Vida Brown, parents in law, Coy and June Hill; two sons: Robert Patrick Brown, age 14, and Jonathan Patrick Brown, one day old.
  There are so many people, through their prayers, money, or just being a comfort during this time.
He loved you all.

Megan Marie Holt- Bowie, TX
  Megan Marie Holt, a resident of Bowie, TX, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Dallas, TX. She was 35 years old. A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Terral Cemetery, in Terral OK
  Megan was born July 9, 1984 in Bowie, to Ron and Sharon (Duke) Westbrook. After graduating high school and college she worked as a criminal investigator for Montague County. Megan loved to play softball.
  She is survived by her parents, Ron and Sharon Westbrook, one daughter, Payton Faith Holt, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
  Online condolences may be sent to terralfh@pldi.net

Mearle L. Milford – Comanche, OK
  Mearle Lovenne Milford, age 87, a longtime resident of the Meridian community, peacefully passed away on Thursday evening, March 5, 2020 in Duncan, OK. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Prairie Hill Church of Christ, with Mario Pineda officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday 12:00-3:00 and Monday 9:00-11:30.
  Mearle was born August 17, 1932 in Duncan, OK to Jess and Maudie (Burks) Tivis. She was a beautician for over sixty years. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, and gong for drives with her friends. She loved her dogs, and treated them like family. Mearle was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Order of Amerinath.
  She is survived by her four sons: Fred Austin and wife Rowena, Irvington, AL; Tom Austin, Comanche, OK; Jay Austin and wife Rita, Duncan, OK; and Jeff Austin and wife Marilyn, Comanche, OK; nine grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.
  Mearle was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Milford; her parents, Jess and Maudie Tivis; two brothers: Darnell Tivis and Garlin Tivis; and three grandchildren: Kelly Austin, Amy Austin, and Colby Fitzgerald Austin.

Lena Impson–Carroll---Comanche, OK
Lena Impson-Carroll, born December 15, 1921 in Comanche, Oklahoma was the youngest of six children born to Isaac and Lillie Impson, all of whom have preceded her in death. She is the mother of a daughter, Patricia Ann Harp of Cleburne TX and a son, James Allen Carroll, Jr. of Fresno,CA. She has five grandchildren, Holly Nogol of Plainfield, IL, Ivy Lee of Firestone, CO, Camilla Harp of Aurora CO, Carson Carroll of San Diego CA and Colton Carroll of Newport Beach CA, six great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Lena attended school in Comanche and met and married James Allen (Jake) Carroll in 1938. Comanche has always been “home” to her and where she chose to rest until Jesus comes.
Lena resided in Fresno CA from 1970 until March 2019 whereupon she moved to a nursing home in Cleburne TX to be near her daughter.
Lena was a graduate of Draughn’s Business School in Amarillo TX. She also was a licensed nurse assistant. Mostly she was a mother and homemaker. She kept a meticulous yard and enjoyed water aerobics and long walks with her German Shepherd. She had been a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed watching westerns on TV and Charles Stanley on Sundays. 
Lena is survived by her children and their spouses, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 28. Interment will follow in the City of Comanche Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Comanche Funeral Home.

Frances Mozelle Matthews – Oklahoma City, OK
  Frances Mozelle Matthews, age 88, of Oklahoma City, OK peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning, February 12, 2020 in Oklahoma City. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the Terral, First Baptist Church,in Terral, OK, with Rev. Steve Littrell officiating. Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10:00-11:30.
  Mozelle was born July 21, 1931 in Ryan, OK to AW and Mollie Dee (Eichor) Bryant. She and Eldon Glen Matthews were united in marriage on June 3, 1950 in Henrietta, TX. Mozelle enjoyed cooking, sewing, and shopping. She kept a very neat and tidy home. She loved talking on the telephone with family and friends. She loved her family very much, and she loved being able to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
  Survivors include her two sons: Roger Matthews and wife Laurie, Edmond, OK, and Eldon Matthews Jr. and wife Jackie, Madill, OK; two grandchildren: Mindy Dawn Brown and Heather Dawn Pribble and husband Brett; two great-grandchildren: Sammy Brown and Isabelle Pribble. Also one brother, JA Bryant and wife Nona, Quinton, OK; and one sister, Mary Jo Lorentz and husband Ordy, Fort Worth, TX, and other relatives and friends.
  Mozelle was preceded in death by her husband Eldon Glen Matthews; and three sisters: Ouida Ferral, Betty Wolfe, and Dorothy Weatherly.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Matthews, Jody Matthews, Brett Pribble, Jon Wolfe, Bruce Bryant, and Eric Stubblefield. Honorary bearers will be Mike Winters, Greg Wolfe, and Randy Polk.

​Sue Ann Broyles –Comanche, OK
  Sue Ann Broyles, a longtime resident of Comanche peacefully passed away late Tuesday evening, February 4, 2020 at her home north of town. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
  Sue was born on July 28, 1948 in Grandfield, OK to Doyle and Nora (Robbins) Germany. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and watching television show, (especially westerns). Her greatest pleasure came from being able to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
  Survivors include her longtime companion, Charlie Pierce, Lake Alford, FL; two daughters: Barbara McCammon and husband Freddy, Comanche, OK, and Nora “Peanut” Peet and husband Larry, Lake Alford, FL; ten grandchildren: Chris McCammon, Lyndyl Wynn, Shane Wynn, Myleah McCammon, Ashley Harris, Nicole Neasbitt, Desiray McCullough, Dylan Peet, Makayla Narramore, Allie Peet, and other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donny Germany, Comanche, OK  
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry Broyles; one son, Lyndon Neasbitt, two brothers: Lloyd Germany and Gary Germany; and one sister, Patricia Lewis.

Betty Jo Andrews – Comanche, OK
  Betty Jo Andrews, a longtime resident of Comanche/Meridian, peacefully passed away early Monday morning, February 3, 2020 at her home North of Comanche. She was 94 years old. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:30 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Trent Young officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Betty was born November 21, 1925 in El Paso, TX to Earl P. and Fannie (Cone) Prentiss. She graduated from Ysleta High School. Betty attended University of Texas at El Paso, and New Mexico State University. On June 16, 1951 she and John M. Andrews were united in marriage in El Paso. She and John came to Comanche in 1959. She loved crocheting, sewing, keeping up with friends and family on Facebook. Betty volunteered at FAME Academy in Meridian, where she taught crocheting to the students. She loved going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s school events. Betty was a member of Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.
  She is survived by her four children: Susan Powers, Comanche; John Andrews Jr. and wife Linda Susan, Comanche; Lori Shelby and husband Ronnie, Comanche; and Mary Ann McCarley and husband David, Central High. Twelve grandchildren: Justin Powers, Mindee Freeman, Scotty Powers, Kristan Slovak, Melissa Reed, Jonna Walden, Chris Shelby, Tim Shelby, Kolby Shelby, Blake McCarley, Cooper McCarley, and Clay McCarley. 31 great-grandchildren; Two sisters: Jennie Mae Prentiss, Duncan; and Bobbye Phillips, El Paso; Karen Cloud, a bonus daughter, and loving caregiver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Betty was preceded in death by her husband, John Andrews; parents, Earl and Fannie Prentiss; and two sisters: Earla Smith and Mary Jane Bills; and a son-in-law, Mikie Powers.
  Memorial contributions may be sent to Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, or the charity of your choice.
  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Harper and Dr. Thomas Crow.

Haskell Joe McFatridge—Comanche, OK
Haskell “Hack” McFatridge, longtime resident of Comanche, left this world on February 2, 2020 to join the love of his life, Tootsie in their heavenly kingdom. 
Born in the family home in Comanche March 1, 1939, Haskell entered this world with his twin sister Hazel to be “incubated” on the oven door in the family’s kitchen, and with the help of a strong, loving family became a caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
On the journey, Haskell made countless friends and could always be counted upon to pull a good- natured practical joke, including convincing multiple generations of children that he had shot Santa Claus and so “Christmas was being cancelled”. With seven young daughters of his own and two of lifelong friends William and Freida Hensley, Haskell knew just how to get the nine girls into a tizzy. When the next generation came along, he would watch Jeopardy! in the morning and re-watch the same episode after grandkids came home from school when he would impress them with his expansive knowledge. “Grandpa knows everything!”, they would say.
A 1957 graduate of Comanche High School and a veteran of the United States Army, Haskell retired from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation where he had worked as a mechanic for more than 20 years.  
Haskell was preceded in death by his wife Edna “Tootsie” (Hatcher) McFatridge, mother Artie Christene “Tenie” (Coffee) McFatridge, father Robert McFatridge, twin sister Hazel Cupit, brother Jay McFatridge, and daughter Shelly Britt.
Haskell is survived by brothers Clayton of Kansas and Bill of Lone Grove as well as daughters Lori Willard and husband Ricky, Chrissy Voss, Roberta Haskins and husband Scott, Cindy Williams and husband Mike, of the home, Beth Berryhill, and Debbie Wade, as well as 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and unrelated children who claimed “Haskell Joe from Koki-Mo” as their adopted grandpa. 
Services will be 2:30 Thursday February 6, 2020 at Comanche Funeral Home. Interment to be at Fairlawn Cemetery. The family will be accepting visitors at the Comanche Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 pm, weather permitting.  

​Winona Mae Strange – Comanche, OK
  Winona Mae Strange, age 86, of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Tuesday evening, January 28, 2020 in Duncan, OK. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will take place in Hays, Kansas. The family will be receiving friends on Friday evening, January 31st from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  Winona was born on September 12, 1933 in Liberal, Kansas to Omas and Clara (Nass) Stickert. She graduated from Liberal High School. In June of 1952 she and TJ Strange were united in marriage in Clayton, New Mexico. She retired from Southwest Title and Abstract Company in 1985. In the early 1990’s they moved to Duncan, and later then to Comanche. Winona was known as a great cook. She used to enjoy riding both horses, and motorcycles. She loved working in her garden. She had a great love for her pets, including dogs and cats. Winona was an active member of the Comanche Garden Club and also the Red Hat Society.
  Survivors include her husband TJ, of the home; one daughter, Debbie Grabbe, Hays, Kansas; two grandsons: Matthew Grabbe and wife Jennifer, Hays, Kansas; John Grabbe and wife Julie, Hays, Kansas; four grandchildren: Jackson Grabbe, Ren Grabbe, Wyatt Grabbe, and Mark Grabbe. Also, a brother-in-law, Bill Strange and wife Claudia, Canton, Ohio.
  Winona was preceded in death by her parents, and her son-in-law Michael Grabbe.

​Roger Dale Snider – Comanche, OK
  Roger Dale Snider, a resident of Comanche, passed away Saturday morning, January 25, 2020 at his home. He was 77 years old. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery Pavilion, with Bro. Roger Ledford officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday evening, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
  Roger was born April 17, 1943 in Fort Worth, TX to Walter H. and Margie (Snelson) Snider. He was a mechanic for many years. He loved the outdoor, especially fishing. He was also a handy man who could fix just about anything.  
  He is survived by his wife, Lorene, of the home; four children: Don Watkins, Waurika, OK; Sharon Reynolds and husband Sam, Comanche; Stacy Couch, Comanche; and Misty Hartman, Duncan. One sister, Dede Snider, Missouri; six grandchildren: Brandy Watkins, Shelbi Small, Tiffany Watkins, Taylor Couch, Caleb Couch, and Brantz Kelly; also four great-grandchildren: Journey, Khloee, Collin, and Brylee; and numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
  Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Margie; a son, David Watkins; two brothers: Weldon and Johnny Snider; and one sister, Gayle Ledford.

Celebration of Life for Kimbel Hice

Kimbel E. Hice, age 56 of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully at his home January 16, 2020. He was born November 24, 1963, in Wichita Falls, Texas at Sheppard Air Force base. He was a graduate from Comanche High School and Oklahoma State University.  
 Kimbel was close to his family and to his many friends. He was known for his sense of humor and his big smile. He enjoyed his life, he loved to golf, fish and enjoyed trying new things like sky diving. Kimbel was a warm friendly man who made his mark in the world not with grand gestures or fancy titles, but by the basic goodness and generosity of his character, by the quality of his involvement with his fellow man, and how he brought out these qualities in others.
Kimbel is survived by his wife the love of his life, Darla Cupier Hice of the home; Mother, Rita Hice of Comanche, Oklahoma; his Sister, Deborah Hice Rollins of Washington; Cousins Deborah Hunter of Comanche, Oklahoma and Sandra Smith of Jenks, Oklahoma that were more like siblings. Step-Son Ashton, wife Alora, Granddaughter Brooklyn, Brother-in-Law Eric and wife Tatiana; Nephews, Nick Smith and Sage; Uncles, Sonny and Alton Smith; Cousins, John Hunter, David and Kellie Smith, Michael and Jane Ann Smith, JP Smith, Justin Smith and Angela Smith , Jody Smith and Dana Smith, Jacey and Nick Dobbins, Nick Smith, and JC Hunter; Good Friend, Austyn Fury. Many other loved ones and many friends. 
He was preceded in death by Grandparents Les and Viola Smith and Aunt Yvonne Strealy including many other loved ones. 

A “Celebration of Life” will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Comanche Funeral Home in Comanche, Oklahoma. All are welcome to come and celebrate Kimbel’s life. We ask that memories be shared in the Celebration.
Sharing in the joy and the pain together of his passing, may we lessen the pain and remember more clearly the joy and memories.

Jackie Donald “Chili Bun” Welch – Comanche, OK
  Jackie Donald “Chili Bun” Welch, age 89, of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Thursday afternoon, January 9, 2020 at the Lawton Veteran Center. Friends are invited to come to Comanche Funeral Home Chapel , Monday January 13th between 5:00-7:00 p.m. to visit and tell stories.
  Jack was born October 18, 1930 in Comanche, to Basil and Oliva (Tarter) Welch. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1949. Jack proudly served his country in the US Army. He worked in the oilfield and also for Sunray Refinery. He later owned a country store, and raised and sold flowers and vegetables. He loved fishing, hunting, playing Bingo, and eating out. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Oliva Welch; and his wife Bernice.
  Survivors include his companion, Yvonne Chandler, of the home; three step-children: Charlotte Henry, Borger, TX; Beverly Corey, Owasso, OK; and Wesley Smith and wife Tammy, of Kentucky. Also, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wanda June (Doyal) Lokey ---Comanche, OK
  Wanda June (Doyal) Lokey, a lifelong resident of the Corum/Comanche communities peacefully passed away in the early morning hours on January 1, 2020 at her home west of Comanche. She was 69 years old. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Corum Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Friday 12:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m., and Monday 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  June was born August 25, 1950 in Duncan, OK to James and Louise (Best) Doyal. She graduated from Comanche High School in 1968. On September 16, 1968 she and Ray Lokey were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, TX. She was an active member of Corum Baptist Church for over 50 years. June loved fishing, traveling, cooking, and helping others. She loved her church and her church family. More than anything else, June loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her father, James Doyal; a sister, Joann Best, a brother, Dale Doyal, her daughter, April Lokey-McQuilliam, and two grandsons, Nolan Reeve Lokey and Theodore James Lokey.
  Survivors include her husband Ray, of the home; a son, Brian Lokey and wife Paula, Comanche, OK; four grandchildren, Dakota Lokey and wife Julee, Duncan, OK, James Lokey and wife Bethany, Norfolk, VA, Cheyenne Lokey, Ponca City, OK, and Rabeka Maddox and husband Tyler, Loco, Ok; her mother, Louise Doyal, Comanche, OK; two sisters, Jean Petty, Comanche, OK, Sue Lokey and husband Wade, Norman, OK; and one brother, Wayne Doyal and wife Cheryl, Lindsay, OK; also four great grandchildren, Rose, Faith, Cameron, and Nevaeh; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless other relatives and friends.

​Maydelene Edgemon Newton Rowell – Comanche, OK
  Maydelene Edgemon Newton Rowell, a longtime Comanche resident peacefully passed away on Saturday evening, November 30, 2019 at her home, following a lengthy illness. She was82 years old. A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord and Pastor John Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Monday 2:00-7:00; and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00-7:00.
  Maydelene was born April 19, 1937 in Temple, OK to Clifford and Bonnie (Cline) Edgemon. On November 3, 1953 she and Royce Newton were united in marriage. Years later following his death she married Bill Rowell on December 3, 2000. Maydelene and Royce started their dairy business in 1958 south of Comanche , and in 1961 moved it west of town. The original dairy barn is still standing at Shane Ledford’s place. They ran the dairy business for eight years. Maydelene would spend hours cleaning the glass milk bottles by hand and delivered milk to their customers, many times with the kids in the car. She sold Tupperware for several years, resulting in her being awarded a Tupperware car. Bill and Maydelene were also in the Pro-Lift business for over seven years. They later opened Newton’s Paint and Floor Covering in 1971. They, along with Darrell established Newton’s Plumbing and Electric in 1974. They sold Darrell the business in 1992. She continued running “the shop” for many years, and she was affectionately known as “The Plumbing Lady”. Maydelene loved interacting with people at the shop. She had a knack for learning people’s life stories when they came in. Many people would stop in just to visit. She was very involved in kid’s ministries, especially when Royce was alive. For years she drove the church van at Praise Assembly, bringing kids to church. Following his death, she continued to be active in church at Corum Assembly of God until her health no longer allowed her to do so. Madelene was passionate about visiting shut-ins in the community. They raised a big garden, and she canned hundreds of jars of vegetables and fruit during that time. She continued her tradition of canning fruit and picking up pecans after she and Bill were married.
  Maydelene was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Bonnie Edgemon; her first husband, Royce Newton; a son, Doyle Newton; a brother, Donald Edgemon; a sister Thelma June Edgemon; and a step-daughter, Jean Finn.
  Survivors include husband Bill Rowell, of the home; three children: Darrell Newton and wife Linda; Brenda Darling and husband Mike; and Karen Dobias and husband Ken; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a daughter in law, Kim; two step-daughters: Marsha Adams, and Patti Christopherson and husband Tim; and two step-sons: Deems Rowell , and Billy Rowell and wife Kim.

​Bobby Kent Bowles- Comanche, OK
  Bobby Kent Bowles, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away Friday evening, November 29, 2019 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 79 years old. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Comanche, with Dr. Mark Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Municipal Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Monday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  Bobby was born November 2, 1940 in Comanche, to Cliff and Mabel (Allen) Bowles. He graduated from Comanche High School in 1959, and later graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Ag -Ed. He and Dorothy Vanzant were united in marriage on August 11, 1962 in Duncan. He worked for over forty years at Halliburton, before his retirement. Bobby was named Volunteer Of The Year for the worldwide Halliburton Company. He and Dorothy were active members of Comanche First Baptist Church, where Bobby served as a deacon for many years, and he also ran the sound system at church, and he also taught Sunday School up until his death. He loved water skiing, cars, and drag racing. He was a member of the Hi Lifters and the Drifters Car Clubs. Bobby began driving a tractor at a very early age, and he enjoyed working on the family farm with his son and brother. He loved raising cattle. He looked forward to family vacations, including fall camping trips, and a week spend at Lake Texoma. He truly enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball teams for many years. As an alumni of OSU, he was a huge Cowboy fan. He fronted the Bobby Bowles Band, which started out as his father’s group, the Cliff Bowles Band. They played all around this area, mainly at area nursing homes. Bobby loved his church and church family. He had a servants heart. He was an amazing husband, father, uncle, brother, Granddad, and Hey Babe. He was considered a second father to his nieces and nephews.
  Survivors include his wife Dorothy, of the home; one son, Robbie Bowles and wife Krista, Comanche; his two grandchildren, Mandi Bowles, and Karsynn Bowles; one great-granddaughter, Josey Fox; a brother, Lynn Bowles and wife Carol, Duncan, OK; a brother-in-law, Lelon Morris, Lindsay, OK; and several nieces and nephews.
  Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Mabel Bowles; his grandparents, Bush and Iva Bowles, and Luther and Mattie Allen; and two sisters, Pat Morris and Debbie Gray.
  Memorial contributions may be sent to Comanche First Baptist Church, 315 West Main, Comanche, OK 73529
  Feel free to drive a Ford , and wear your brightest orange to the service.
  Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net

James Robert Graham---Comanche, ok
James Robert Graham, 83, of Comanche, Oklahoma, passed from this life November 21, 2019. He was born August 19, 1936, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Karl and Mickey (Root) Graham. He was raised by his grandparents Dick and Margaret Montgomery in Comanche.

James married Jearldine Humphries June 2, 1956, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He worked for Halliburton in Duncan, Oklahoma, for 30 years until he retired to ranching. He enjoyed fishing with his family and looking for good deals at cattle sales. James was a member of the Corum Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and one daughter-in-law Linda Lee Graham.

James is survived by: his wife Jearldine; three sons - Jimmy "Rocky" Graham, Steve Graham and wife Linda, Robbie Graham and wife Terri; a brother - David Montgomery and wife Anita; grandchildren - Scott, Jake, Chase, Eric, James, Jessica, and John; nineteen great-grandchildren; and niece and nephew - Mindy and Brodie.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Corum Baptist Church with Bruce Humphries officiating and Roy Snyder assisting. Burial will follow the service at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Oklahoma .Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Comanche Funeral Home with the family receiving visitors from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
 Memorial contributions may be sent to Chisholm Trail Hospice in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Donald Junior Doss –Comanche, OK
  Donald Junior Doss, age 72, of the Meridian community, peacefully passed away on Saturday morning, November 16, 2019 at his home, following a lengthy illness. A celebration of Donald’s life will be held at a later date.
  He was born June 17, 1947 near Ringling, OK, to William and Maebelle (Doyle) Doss. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Viet Nam conflict. He came to this area over ten years ago, moving here from Healdton. He worked for over thirty years as a ranch hand. He grew the most beautiful gardens you could ever imagine, and he always gave away the vegetables. He wanted to feed as many people as he could that would enjoy the vegetables.
  Survivors include his wife Brenda Jane Doss, of the home; three daughters: Tina Schmidt, Maggie Hays, and Glenda Esteph; one sister, Willadean Vaughn; 13 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Sue Doss; a son, Cecil Ray Hatfield; two brothers, and his parents.

​Jan Laminack – Duncan, OK
  Janet Lea “Jan” Etheridge Laminack, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, November 1, 2019 in Tulsa, OK. She was 67 years old. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church West, with Pastor Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be Monday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. unitl 11:00 a.m. The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
  Jan was born January 24, 1952 in Duncan, OK to Bill and Billie (Friels) Etheridge. She was a 1970 graduate of Comanche High School. On April 19, 1973 she and Edwin Laminack were united in marriage at the Meridian Baptist Church. She worked as a hair stylist for over 40 years, working at Hair Essentials until her retirement. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church West. Jan and Edwin’s life revolved around their grandchildren. They attended all of their school events. She was an avid OU Sooner fan. Jan loved working in her yard and greenhouse. She loved the lake life, spending many enjoyable hours with family and friends at Lake Texoma. She loved keeping up with family and friends on Facebook , and social media. They loved vacationing and traveling with their “Sooner Cruisers” friends. Jan and Edwin loved to go dancing. She loved her family dearly, and looked forward to celebrating holidays with them all.
  She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Edwin Laminack; two sons: Corey Laminack and wife Keli, Columbia, CA, and Kevin Laminack and wife Miranda, Blanchard, OK; one brother, Steve Etheridge and wife Becky, Kingston, OK; one sister, Tanna Gayle Peck and husband Rick, Duncan, OK; a niece, who she considered to be like her daughter, Amy Clark and husband Brent, and their children Jacobi and Nathan; her grandchildren: Kiley Blubaugh and husband Garrett, Keely Laminack, Mason Laminack, Jaxon Laminack, Madi Laminack, and Cole Brewer; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless dear friends.
  Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Billie; her step-father, Burl Neighbors; and her sister, Sue Neighbors.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Woods, Ronnie Ferrall, Billy Shannon, Billy Ferrall, Val Ammer, and Quinton Fixico. Honorary bearers will be Nathan Clark, Garrett Blubaugh, Brady Henderson, Gage Miller, Mason Laminack, and Jaxon Laminack.

Joe Beldin Butler, Sr.- Terral, OK
  Joe Beldin Butler, Sr., a resident of Terral, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 23, 2019 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 66 years old. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday evening from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  Joe was born January 12, 1953 in Walters, OK to Grover and Fayola (Beldin) Butler. Joe graduated from Terral High School in 1971. He was a construction foreman for several companies. He was a cowboy, who loved working, hunting, and horses. He and Joy Duncan were united in marriage on April 13, 2019.
  Survivors include his wife Joy, of the home; two sons: Joe Butler, Jr. and wife Lisa; and Lance Butler. His step-children: John Hicks, Matt Hicks, Michael Hicks and wife Kathy; Gabriel Hicks and wife Laura; three grandchildren: Andrew, Lumar, and Cayse Beldin; and several other grandchildren; and great grandchildren; a brother, Jay Butler; and the mother of his children, Sharon Canvass Keith.
  Joe was preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha Jo and his parents, Grover and Fayola.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Ikie Blankenship, Rusty Weatherly, Clay Barrett, Steve Gunter, Mel Reid, and Little Un Barnes.
  Online condolences may be sent to terralfh@pldi.net

Dorla Jean Boles Goddard Absher –Comanche, OK
  Dorla Jean Boles Goddard Absher, a former resident of Comanche, before moving to Healdton, OK, passed away Wednesday evening, October 9, 2019 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. She was 89 years old. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Prairie Hill Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  Jean was born December 8, 1929 in Cushing, OK to William T. and Mary (Roe) Boles. After graduating from high school she attended Oklahoma A & M University. She owned her own beauty shop for many years. She came to Comanche in 1991 from Sterling, OK. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and she was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She and O.C. Goddard were united in marriage on Feb. 3, 1948. He passed away in 1963. She married Sherman Absher in Gainesville, TX in 1991. Jean enjoyed dancing, reading,cooking, and watching the wildlife from her window.
  Survivors include her children: Dan Goddard, Duncan, OK; Rick Goddard and Theresa Goodman, Burneyville, OK; and Jodi Harkins and Crusty Harkins, Healdton, OK; two stepchildren: Jerry Absher and JoAnn, Comanche, OK; and Barbara Hughes, Dumas, TX; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Sherman Absher; three sisters: Mildred Boles, Ernestine Simpson, and Tommy Boyles; two brothers: Warren Boles and Dr. R. Dale Boles M.D.; and her parents
  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Tipton Boys Home, Tipton, OK

​Debra Sue “Debbie” Ruth – Comanche, OK
  Debra Sue “Debbie” Ruth, aged 63, a resident of Comanche, passed away Sunday evening, October 6, 2019 at Integris Hospice Care in Oklahoma City. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating. Interment will follow at Marlow Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Thursday 9:00-4:00 and Friday 9:00-4:00. 
  Debbie was born November 10, 1955 in Lubbock, TX to Jerry and Dorothy Willson. She married Larry Paul Ruth on August 19, 1995. Debbie worked for many years at Dollar General Store. She retired from working to take care of her mother, as well as her mother taking care of her. She loved her family very much. She also loved her four dogs; Sport, Bacon, Foxy, and Little Bit. She raised them just like raising her kids again. Debbie enjoyed working crossword puzzles, taking naps, and she was a very crafty individual, able to do many things. She was always able to figure out a way to get something done or make something work. She enjoyed watching television, including such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger, CSI, and NCIS. She also loved cartoons. Debbie loved to laugh. She always had an encouraging word for everyone, and was always rooting for the underdog. She had a huge heart to help anyone and everyone. She would give the shirt off her back if that’s what was needed. She did her best to help anyone in need that came to her. She was a very loving, caring, helpful woman who loved God. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and aunt. She loved her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved playing with babies.
  Survivors include her children: Robin Smith and Darrell, Bethany, OK; Becky Morris and Chris, Edmond, OK; Scotty Morris and Mike Santos, Yukon, OK; Bryan Ruth and Stephanie, Yukon, OK; her mother Dorothy Willson Clark, Duncan, OK; her mother in law, Helen Major, Moore, OK; a brother, Ronnie Willson, Rush Springs, OK; two sisters: Shirley Underwood and Mike, Moore, OK; and Dottie Brown, Duncan, OK; a sister in law, Kathryn Ruth and husband Mike, Moore, OK; a sister in law Marilyn Yates and Billie, Duncan, OK; a brother in law Randy Ruth and Donna, Norman, OK; her close friend, Minnie Bedrick; ten grandchildren: Colt, Mica, Aaron, Dalton, Jordyn, Joshua, Kaitlin, Caleb, Larry, and Bryanna; six great-grandchildren: Dakoda, Owen, Logan, Jaxon, Zoe, Lilly; and another one arriving in March; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and many cousins and friends.
  Pallbearers will be Darrell Smith, Chris Morris, Dalton Smith, Aaron Morris, Noal Morris, Caleb Ruth, and Mike Santos.
  Memorial contributions may be sent to Integris Hospice House, 13920 Quailbrook, OKC, OK
  Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pdli. net

Debra “Debi” Jean Campiche – Comanche, OK
  Debra Jean Campiche, or Debi, as she was known to all, a lifelong resident, peacefully passed away on Thursday afternoon, September 19, 2019 at Cedar Crest Manor Nursing Home, in Lawton. She was 68 years old. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will begin Monday morning, and the family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  Debi was born August 18, 1951 in Comanche, to Nathaniel John and Rutha Jean (Beatty) Cornelius. After graduating from Duncan High School in 1969, she later married Bill Campiche. Debi was a faithful member of Patterson Avenue Baptist Church. She loved reading, watching soap operas, including her favorite, “The Young And The Restless”. Debbie loved drinking an iced cold Diet Coke. She had a special place in her heart for all dogs and cats.
  She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Kane and husband Jamie, Lawton; her mother in law, Mary Campiche, Comanche; a brother in law, Ronnie Campiche, Waurika; and a sister in law, Harriet Campiche, Houston, TX; her “sister at heart” Mary Kane, Lawton; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Debbie was preceded in death by her husband Bill; her parents; and two brothers: Joe Cornelius and Larry Cornelius.
  The family wishes to give special thanks to the loving and dedicated staff at Cedar Crest Nursing Home for all they did for Debi. She loved them dearly.

Terry Lynn Richardson – Velma, OK
  Terry Lynn Richardson, a longtime resident of Velma, OK peacefully passed away on Monday morning, September 2, 2019 at her home. She was 65 year old. A funeral service will be held at the pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery, north of Comanche, on Friday, September 6th at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike McCord officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Wednesday 12:00-4:00 and Thursday 9:00-4:00.
  Terry was born November 9, 1953 in Wichita, KS to Don and Pearl (Farmer) Williams. She attended Marlow High School. On March 29, 1973 she and Jimmy Dale Richardson were united in marriage in Comanche. She had made her home in the Velma community for twenty five years. She loved to crochet afghans; including making a personalized afghan for every Senior football player on the Velma Alma Comet team. She loved Velma Alma Schools, and attended all the sporting and other events that her grandchildren participated in. More than anything else, Terry deeply loved her family. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her life. She was very family oriented.
  Survivors include four sons: Donald Richardson, Watonga, OK; James Richardson, Tussy, OK; Jeramey Richardson and wife Mindi, Countyline, OK; and Joseph Richardson and wife Courtney, Tussy, OK; her grandchildren: Ty Richardson, Samantha Richardson, Heather Richardson, Layla Richardson, Jimmy Richardson, Alex Richardson, Landon Richardson, and Luke Richardson; great-grandchildren: Aliah, Addilynn, and Chaite; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless dea 
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Dale Richardson; her parents, Don and Pearl Williams; and two sisters: Brenda Dicientio, and Melody Richardson.
Serving as pallbearers will be James Richardson, Jeramey Richardson, Joseph Richardson, J.B. Shaw, Phillip Kirkes, and Casey Richardson 

James Lyndon Hughes- Comanche, OK
  James Lyndon Hughes, age 74, of Comanche, passed away early Sunday morning, September 1, 2019 at Country Club Care Center in Duncan. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Wednesday from 11:00-4:00, and Thursday morning before the service.

  Lyndon was born February 6, 1945 in Duncan, to James Aaron and Geneva (Dempsey) Hughes. He liked to hunt, fish, and work in his garden. Most of all he liked to surprise family members and friends with gifts, and to give them nicknames.

  Survivors include his sister Gayleene Keenan and Mike Wren; one niece, Candi Freeman and husband Billy; three great nieces, four great nephews; and two special friends, Carl and Kay Cowan; and a host of cousins.

  Lyndon was preceded in death by J.A. and Geneva Hughes; two brothers, Dale and Aaron Ray Hughes; and his grandparents, J.E. and Buela Hughes, and W.A. and Pearl Dempsey.

Billy Goodley – Comanche, OK
  Billy Goodley, a longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Friday evening, August 30, 2019 at her home. She was 94 years old. 

  Billy was born May 2, 1925 in Pilot Point, TX. She attended college at Kilgore Junior College where she was a “Kilgore Rangerette” in 1942 and 1943, under the leadership of Gussie Nell Davis. She and John Goodley were united in marriage on December 30, 1963 in Moline, IL. Billy was a very active member of the Comanche community. She was a member of the Comanche Garden Club, Tri Delta Sorority, and Comanche Women’s Club. She served as the Executive Director of the Comanche Housing Authority for many years.

  She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Marks, of Comanche; and two grandsons: Kevin Marks , Las Cruces, NM, three grandchildren: Brian Walker and wife Julee Kim, Durant, OK; Dr. Jordan Marks, Connecticut; and Jared Marks, New Mexico; and many close friends.

  Billy was preceded in death by her husband John, one son, William, one grandson, Steven Marks, and her parents.

  Per her request, there will be no memorial service.

Russell Ray “Rusty” Bloomer – Comanche, OK
  Russell Ray “Rusty” Bloomer, age 62, a longtime resident of the Comanche/Grandview area, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening, August 22, 2019 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m. at the Ray of Hope Church. Burial will follow, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  
  Rusty was born June 26, 1957 in Lawton, OK to James D. and Rose Marie (Smith) Bloomer. He was a graduate of Lawton Eisenhower High School. On April 5, 1980 he and Sophia Murphy were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, TX. They moved to their home here from Geronimo in the mid 1980’s. He worked for PPG for over 44 years. Rusty enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and being with his grandchildren.
  Survivors include his wife Sophia, of the home; three chidren: Cristina Kinkade and husband Andrew, of Comanche; Russell Bloomer Jr. and wife Heather, Comanche; and Amy Latta and husband Zac, Waurika; his mother, Rose Bloomer, Lawton; two brothers: Jimmy Bloomer and Gary Bloomer, both of Lawton; eight grandchildren: Grace, Cloey, Jamyson, Isaac, Madyson, Avery, Deklyn, and Payson; his mentor, Bud Fye; and other relatives and friends.

Mickey Ray Winebrinner---Comanche, ok  
  Mickey Ray Winebrinner, 77, passed away on July 27, 2019 in Duncan, Oklahoma.  
  Mickey was born on August 2, 1941 in Fonda, Iowa to George and Eva (Brock) Winebrinner. He was a retired welder, and was known also for his lawn care business.  
  He is survived by his wife, Yvonnie “Vonnie” WInebrinner, of the home; his children and step-children: Freddy Winebrinner, Sandra Winebrinner, Scott Bryant, Cherye Blackwell, and Cindi Tatro; and multiple grandchildren, and many friends. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, “Sarah”, his loyal companion.
  Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Bob Winebrinner.

Wayne Jackson—Terral, OK
Wayne Jackson passed from this life on Friday morning, June 28, 2019 in Decatur, TX at the age of 84. A funeral service will be Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Terral(OK)Church of Christ with Thomas Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Terral(OK)Cemetery under the direction of Terral(OK) Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Wayne was born on October 17, 1934 to Preacher and Zola(Miller) Jackson in Fleetwood, OK. Wayne was a member of the Terral Church of Christ for over 66 years where he led the singing for many years. After graduating from Terral High School, he married Margie Louise Martin on November 25, 1955 in the Terral Church of Christ and they made Terral their home. Wayne loved people and was always ready to visit with everyone about everything; but more than anything he loved spending time with his family.

Wayne is survived by One son, Kyle Jackson and wife, Tammie of Henrietta, TX; two daughters, Angela Throckmorton and husband, Lloyd of Bowie and Cheryl Whatley and husband, Jerry also of Bowie; four grandchildren, Tiffany Lyons, Garrett Jackson, Taylor Whatley and Tyson Whatley; three great grandchildren, Steven Lyons, Skye Lyons and Varick Lyons and one sister, Yvonne Weatherly of Roff, OK and one sister-in-law, Angie Jackson of Terral, Ok.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Preacher and Zola Jackson; his wife, Margie in 2012 and one brother, Jerry Jackson in 2017.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Terral Church of Christ.

Shelia Janet Pinnick – Longview, TX
  Shelia Janet Pinnick, age 67, of Longview, TX peacefully passed away on June 4, 2019 at Longview Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, north of Comanche, with Rev. John Murrell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. The burial will follow at Dixie Cemetery. The visitation will be Friday evening, from 5:00-7:00.
  Shelia was born November 21, 1951 in Glendale, AZ to John Edward and Dovie Irene (Sessums) Skeen. She graduated from Lone Grove High School in 1969. On June 7, 1974 she and Kenneth Pinnick were united in marriage in Ardmore, OK. Shelia enjoyed decorating cakes, especially wedding cakes; making silk floral arrangements; singing in church; and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a 24/7 wife, mom, and “Ma”. She taught Sunday School for many years. Shelia had two dogs, “Snickers” and “Winston”, who she loved.
  Survivors include her husband Kenneth, of the home; three children: Jennifer Pinnick, James Pinnick, and Jessica Woolf and husband Jared; all of Longview, TX; a sister-in-law, Nancy Skeen, Amarillo, TX; two grandchildren: Kaden McFaul and Zanin Pinnick, Longview, TX; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Shirley Holly; a brother-in-law Norman Holly; one brother, James Skeen; two nieces: Danna Morris and Tyler Skeen; and a nephew Aldryn Murrell.

JIMMY DON JOHNSON—Duncan, OK
August 27, 1947-May 24, 2019
Memorial service for Jimmy Don Johnson will be at 1:00p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Southerland, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church West officiating.
Jimmy Don Johnson, 71, Duncan, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 in a Duncan hospital. He was born August 27, 1947 in Duncan to James Milton and Bertha Adiel (Miller) Johnson. Jimmy attended Liberty school for elementary and junior high and graduated from Duncan High School in 1964. He served in the Oklahoma National Guard right out of high school for six years. Jimmy Don worked at Goodyear for many years as a Maintenance Tech, which included electrical, hydraulic, welding and pneumatic. He enjoyed many things during his retirement; collecting and working on cars, mowing, taking care of his family and he loved watching his son grow up. He was a friend to everyone he met and was always willing to help them. He was a jack of all trades and if he couldn’t fix something, he would consult one of his many friends.  
Survivors include his best friend and longtime love, Cindy, of the home; his son and pride and joy, Jesse, of the home; brother in law, Ross Selby, Duncan; nephew, Lee Ross Selby and wife Leisa, Cashion, Oklahoma; niece, Lisa (Selby) Forrest and husband Michael, Lawton, Oklahoma; great nephews, Trey Edwards, Lawton and Walter Edwards, Lawton; great niece, Laina, Lawton and a host of Miller and Johnson cousins that he had many special memories with growing up.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carolyn (Johnson) Selby.

H.D. Smith – Comanche, OK
  H.D. Smith, a resident of Comanche, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 21, 2019 east of Walters as the result of an automobile accident. He was 27 years old. A memorial service, celebrating his life, will be held Saturday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the home of his dad and step-mom, Parker and Sharrell Smtih.
  H.D. was born January 4, 1992 in Longview, TX . He graduated from Comanche High School in 2010. He was a very gifted musician, playing several instruments. He also loved all animals, especially his dog, “Kano”. H.D. was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to the races.
  Survivors include his mother, Alexis Farmer and husband Jack, Yukon, OK; his grandmother, Rebekah Ebbs and husband Jeff, Oklahoma City, OK; and Sharrell Smith, Comanche, OK; sisters: Sara Smith, Oklahoma City, OK; Brinkely Farmer, Wilmington, NC; and Hannah Farmer, Oklahoma City, OK; step-brothers: Brian Webb and Chris Webb, both of Comanche, OK; step –sisters: Kim Webb and Amy Webb, Oklahoma City, OK; his aunts: Stormy Smith, California; Michelle Ebbs and Nicole Ebbs, both of Oklahoma City, OK; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and countless close friends.
  H.D. was preceded in death by his father, Parker Smith; his grandparents, Howard and Earla Smith; a cousin, Beaudy Smith; and his uncle, Howard Dean Smith Jr.

​Inamae “Rusty” Blair – Duncan, OK
  In the early morning of May 18, 2019, Our Matriarch, Inamae “Rusty” Blair, a lifelong resident of Stephens County, entered the presence of our Lord and Savior! The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and our hearts are overflowing with joy that we were at her side for her Homecoming! A funeral service will be held on Monday , May 20, 2019 at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Rocky Keck officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.  
  Rusty was born December 26, 1928 in Alma, OK to George W. and Lillie E. (Chaudoin) Roach. She was a graduate of Alma High School. She worked for Southwestern Bell and also Haggars. Rusty loved writing recipes, playing board games, including her favorite, “Wahoo”, traveling, family reunions, and spending time with her family.
  Survivors include her two daughters; Gayla and Frank Kelly, Duncan, OK and Dana Mullins, Duncan, OK; seven grandchildren; Dewayne Kelly and wife Tammy, Kevin Kelly and wife Holly, Leah Kelly, Mike Weeaks and wife Gianella, Jackie Martinez and husband Juan, Jennifer Sharp and husband Wes, and Brooke Mullins; also fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter on the way.
  Rusty was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; Corbit Roach, Emitt Roach, Jearl Roach, and Edwin Roach; and three sisters; Irene Overstreet, Lorene Hill, and Deletta Miller.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dewayne Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Juan Martinez, Garrett Matthews, Austin Kelly, Wes Sharp, and Connor Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Rex Sharp, Kooper Kelly, and Kaleb Mullins.
  Even through her physical pain, early in the evening, she continued to be the Christian example and head of our family as she raised her hand and praised the very one she’d always lived for and taught us about! 
  Our tears fall and hearts hurt but we are so very proud and honored to be the family of God’s brand new angel.  

​Jerry Jess Kinder – Comanche, OK
  Jerry Jess Kinder, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 30, 2019 at his home. He was 78 years old. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  
  Jerry was born April 5, 1941 in Comanche, to Doyle Dean and Alma Faye (Harris) Kinder. He was a 1959 graduate of Comanche High School. On August 5, 1960 he and Sandra Kay Folks were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, TX. He worked for Halliburton for many years, before his retirement in 1998. Jerry was an excellent golfer, and enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He and Sandra loved to go dancing. He was an avid OU Sooners fan, and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Jerry and Sandra enjoyed traveling, and going to the casino. They had several loyal dogs throughout the years, including his dog “Jesse James”.
  Jerry is survived by his son, Kyle Kinder, Comanche, OK; his brother Larry Kinder and wife Bobbi, Bakersfield, CA; a sister, Gaye Kinder, Bakersfield, CA; his niece, Vikki Robinson, Bakersfield, CA; and two very special friends, Greg Morgan and Brenda Bussey.

​Calvin Leigh Potts – Comanche, OK
  Calvin Leigh Potts of Comanche, OK passed away in his home April 27, 2019 at the age of 68. He was born in Duncan, OK on December 11, 1950, to Jesse Potts and Maxine (Peck) Potts. His funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Calvin went to school in Comanche, and later Ventura and Thousand Oaks, CA, and he graduated high school in 1969. Calvin worked at various jobs before finding his gift of salesmanship and was a very successful mobile home salesman for several years in the Duncan area, and then for about fifteen years in Bullhead City, AZ before retiring and moving back to Comanche. He loved music, and his dream was to be known for his music as a songwriter. Calvin attended church with his family as a child and was saved at an early age and baptized in a Baptist church.
  Calvin is survived by his son, Jeremy Potts, a sister Claudia Cox and her husband Truman, niece Jesssie Genn and husband Chris, nephew David Cox and his wife Beth, uncle Ronnie Peck and his wife Janet, aunt Wanell Potts, aunt Cleta Peck, and several great -nieces, great – nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by two very special friends who grew up together with him in Thousand Oaks, CA and have remained his best friends, Terry Traver and Randy Mullenix.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Potts and Maxine (Potts) Martin, step-father Oris Martin, grandparents Bill and Myrl Peck, several other relatives and friends, including his good friend and cousin, Ranger Brown.

Jeanette (Jan) Noyes Smith – Comanche, OK
  Jeanette (Jan) Noyes Smith, age 65, of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Sunday morning, April 21, 2019 at her home east of Comanche. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at 2:30 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  
  Jan was born May 26, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas to Houston and Jeanne Evans. She attended and graduated from Uvalde High School, and attended Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas. On December 30, 1971 she and JP Smith were united in marriage. She was born on a ranch and loved the ranching life. She rode horses and worked cattle from early on in life. She enjoyed growing up with her brothers and sisters in South Texas. She met her husband, JP at a rodeo and they were married later. They had three children, Justin, Jody, and Jacy. They build a life around taking care of their family and enjoying each other every day. Years later after the children were grown, Jan opened and operated Chisholm Trail Spirit Horse therapeutic riding center. Jan gave therapy horse riding lessons to children with disabilities and wounded soldiers. She loved helping people and seeing the joy horses brought to other people.  
  Jan mostly loved spending time loving on her grandchildren and attending their many events. JP and Jan were very proud of their beautiful family.
  Survivors include her husband JP; three children: Justin Smith and wife Angela; Jody Smith and wife Dana; and Jacy Dobbins and husband Nic; her grandchildren: Jackson Smith, Ashton and Dalton Brown, Brady Dobbins, Kaydence Smith, Cooper Dobbins and Berkley Dobbins; her mother, Jeanne Evans; sister, Jean Evans; niece Haley Greenough and husband Clinton; her father-in-law Alton Smith; sister-in-law, Sandra Smith; nephews Nick Smith; Dee Evans and family; and Cole Evans and family.
  Jan was preceded in death by her father, Houston Evans; and two brothers: Dunn Evans and Jim Houston.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Kenny Woods, Tooter Waites, Larry Mikel, Bill Bunn Jr, Clinton Greenough, and Matt Roberson. Honorary bearers will be Dee Evans and Cole Evans.

Michael Dee “Mikie” Powers---Comanche, OK
Michael (Mikie) Dee Powers, was born August 16th, 1950 to Lawanda and Andrew Powers in Duncan, Oklahoma. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, April 17th, 2019, surrounded by family. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Chance Freeman and George Gilland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Woolsey Cemetery. 

  Growing up in the Woolsey area, he stayed with his grandparents on the Powers family farm while his parents traveled for work. On the farm, he spent his days tending cattle, pigs, and chickens, squirrel hunting, fishing, and roaming the creeks. Many of these days in his youth included his childhood partner in crime, Sue Simmons (Early), where the two partook in shenanigans that country kids find. Mikie went to Comanche public schools through 12th grade, where he graduated in 1968. 

Mikie met the love of his life, Susan Jo Andrews, in the summer of 1967, and their first date was on Friday September 13th of the same year. To pay for their dates, he would hustle pool and snooker at Littrell’s Pool Hall as well as haul hay for local farmers. Mikie enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1969 and in January of 1970 he departed for basic training in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was a part of the second battalion, 36th artillery division. Mikie and Susan wed on July 17th, 1970. 

To this union, Justin, Mindee, and Scotty were born. Mikie loved his time spent coaching little league baseball and youth wrestling for the boys. The boys he coached always looked up to him and considered Mikie like their own father. Mikie never missed a single baseball game or a wrestling match. He traveled all over the state for many decades while chasing after these events. Another passion of Mikie’s was Oklahoma Sooners football. He spent countless Saturdays watching OU games with his friends and family. Known as Grampee, or simply P, to his grandchildren, they were the apple of his eye, and even on his toughest days, he lit up when they entered the room.

He enjoyed going on Carnival cruises, weekend road trips, hosting Easter Egg hunts, and cooking out on his homemade fire pit. Mikie spent a large part of his life building up his cattle herd, having as many as over 200 total head at a time. He ran his cattle on the same land that he roamed as child. Along with the help of his family, Mikie built a small cabin on his land and where he would have fish fries, weenie roasts, and spent countless hours just sitting on the porch. He just loved showing off the cabin to his buddies.

Along with running a full herd of cattle (and often pigs and chickens as well), Mikie spent over 45 years working for Halliburton in Duncan. During his time there he made many friends, memories, and built thousands of oil and gas well tools that have been used all over the world. Mikie worked with numerous good men, but was beside Edwin Laminack for well over 40 years.

Mikie was a beloved friend and member of the community. One synonymous trait that people always seem to mention is his sweet and infectious smile. He was always friendly, he was a hugger, and he was definitely a jokester. He loved to pester and give people a hard time, but it was always with a smiling face. He was a man of integrity, morals, strength, humility, and gentleness. He wasn’t big on saying, “I love you”, but there was never a doubt that he was full of love and deeply cared for those close to him. All in all, Mikie Powers was the epitome of a good man.

Mikie was preceded in death by grandparents Homer and Minnie Lee Powers, Stell and Mable Ratliff, Father in Law John Andrews, and parents Andrew and Lawanda Powers. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Justin and wife Kasee of Loco, daughter Mindee and husband Chance Freeman of Sulphur, and son Scotty of Conway, Arkansas. He is leaving behind eight grandchildren; Brayden, Wyatt, Kylee, Mikayla, Averie, Cache, Lukas, and Journey. 

Funeral services for Mikie will be held at Ray of Hope Church in Comanche, Friday April 19th at 2:00 PM, and will be laid to rest at Woolsey Cemetery, Wilson Family Plot in Loco. Services will be officiated by Chance Freeman, George Gilland, and Brayden Harris. Pall bearers will be Tim Wilson, Edwin Laminack, Troy Castleman, Mike Harper, Keith Woods, Richard Byerly, Andy Jones, and Roger Jackson. Honorary pall bearers will be boys from his youth baseball and wrestling teams, Jimmy Wells, Rick Martin, Andy Howington, Keith Allen, Ronnie Rhone, Lijah Chisum, Jason Gaither, and Chris Webb.

Peggy Joann Bryce Harper---Comanche, OK
Peggy Joann Bryce Harper was born on February 1, 1937, on the banks of Mud Creek near Ringling, Oklahoma, to Homer and Essie Bryce and passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Comanche, with Rev. Ryan Sims and Rev. Kevin McKinley officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Peggy’s family moved to a farm a mile north of Hastings where Mom grew up with her brother and sisters. It was a working farm and everyone had a job. She went to school at Hastings and had wonderful memories of those years.  
In the early part of 1952, Peggy met a handsome steel guitar player named Jimmy Harper at a box dinner when Jimmy bought her box; they were smitten with each other and on December 23, 1952, they were married and began their life together. They first lived in Temple, Oklahoma, and wanted to have thirteen children – 12 boys and 1 girl and were going to have a farm and raise Hereford cattle – it was going to be Harper Hereford Haven. Well, the Good Lord had other ideas and in December of 1953, Suzanne was born, followed by Ginger in 1955 and Shari in 1957. The idea of 12 boys went out the window. In May of 1958, Shawn Dwain was born, in May of 1960 Jamie was born, in February of 1962, Shane was born, in May of 1963, Laurie was born and finally, Dezire was born in May of 1965. Eight children born in 11 ½ years!  
Peggy and Jim moved to Duncan where Suzanne, Ginger, Shari, Shawn and Jamie were born. They later moved back to Hastings and Shane was born. In 1962, they moved to Meridian and Laurie and Dezire were born. Times were hard and never ending with 8 children but Peggy never complained. Jim was driving trucks and was gone a lot so the day to day taking care of those 8 Harper children fell to Peggy. Meridian was such a wonderful place to raise a family and those years are filled with sweet memories. In 1969 the “new house” was started and in 1970, the Harper family moved from what they call the “old house” to the “new house” and that became the Harper home for all of the kids, hundreds of friends and family over the years. The doors were always open and there was always lots and lots of good food and laughter and kids running in and out. Saturday was hamburger night and it became a family tradition. Peggy was a great cook and over the years, she spent countless hours fixing meals for her family as well as the community. Holidays were a big thing and the big house was full of family and extended family.
Jim’s brother, Clyde and Lou Harper, had a big family and their children, Mike, Pat, Steve, Karla, Elaine and Randy were some of those Harper kids too – for the most part all growing up in Meridian. After Lou passed away, they often said Peggy was their second Mom and she loved them all too and they were always welcome. All of the cousins were welcome and the door was always open and everyone scooted around to make another place.
Peggy was an excellent streamstress and always made the children’s clothes. She could buy a yard of fabric and make something beautiful. She would always make sure they matched at family reunions and Thanksgiving reunions and you could just tell by looking that they were one of those Harper kids.  
While raising the kids, Peggy decided to start sewing for the public. She made a very small sign and put it in the front yard but it didn’t take long for word to get around. Her first sewing job was Anita Allmon’s wedding dress – made out of white satin and it was beautiful. But can you imagine trying to sew with white satin with 8 kids around? Over the next years, she sewed for lots of people and made beautiful and perfect clothes and made life-long friends. After the kids were all in school, Peggy went to work outside of the home. She worked at Haggar Slacks, K-Mart and Anthony’s before going to work at Meridian School as a cook – which was an absolute perfect job for her. In May, 1977, Shawn died in an accident at the refinery in Meridian and the family’s lives were changed forever.  
In 1970, Brent was born and Peggy and Jim became Mema and Boppa. Colette followed in 1972 and Melanie in 1973 and from there, 16 more grandchildren were born. The first great-grandchild was born in 2000 and now there are 30. Peggy stopped working outside of the home and started keeping the grandkids. She always had pancakes and a hug and a smile ready every morning and once again, worked hours and hours taking care of every single one of them. There were “Grandkid Day” and boy, did those grandkids show up! Jim was still working at Halliburton and driving a truck but Mema always made the day. She loved having them but she had to be dog tired every night and yet, the next morning, the front door was open and the day began. If one of grandkids and great-grandkids was sick, Mema was always there to help.  
Jim and Peggy loved to travel and visited most of the United States. Laurie and Steve were stationed in Germany and they visited them three times over the years. Peggy also went back to Germany with Paula to see Killian, Jamie and Paula’s grandson and Peggy’s great-grandson. They went on wonderful vacations with Jim’s brother and wife, Lee and Donna Harper through the years. Mema and Boppa then started a tradition of taking the grandkids on a vacation and over the years, went across the United States.  
In 1993, Jim retired from Halliburton and they started running hot shots for Lone Star Transportation and hauled freight from sea to shining sea. They drove lots and lots of miles before retiring. They added two puppies to the mix, Little Bit and LadyBug and they went along on the trips too.  
Jim passed away on August 14, 2009, and that big ole’ house seemed quiet and well, big. Peggy decided to sell the house and move to a slower and simpler life at Comanche, across the street from Shari and Larry. But as usual, her door was always open to all of the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids with the candy bowl always handy. Holidays were still big with everyone coming if they could and Peggy’s smaller kitchen was full of wonderful food and she would be busy busy getting everything ready for her big family and extended family. Everyone was always welcome.
She joined the Methodist church in Comanche and became good friends with all of those mighty Methodists! She loved playing games on Wednesday and was proud when she won. She joined Silver Sneakers at the Simmons Center and again, loved all of the friends she made there. One of her dreams was to go on some of the trips with those friends which she did and she enjoyed each and every one of them. She was signed up to go to the Mystery Tour that is coming up next week.
Peggy was so proud of each and every one of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As the kids grew up, the family continued to grow. It could be overwhelming to someone new to meet them all --- they were definitely a clan.
Peggy leaves to survive her seven of her eight children and their spouses, who always became Peggy and Jim’s children: Bridgett Suzanne Owens and Ricky, Ginger Diane Huff and Billy, Shari Jolene Sullivan and Larry, Jamie Harper and Paula; Christopher Shane Harper and Krista, Laurie Michele Smith and Steven and Lucia Dezire Duncan and Shannon. There are twenty-five grandchildren and their spouses who all adored her: Brent Owens, Colette Koch, Melanie Huff, Shaunda Collinsworth, Russell Huff, Josh Sullivan, Jenny Lynn Fahrni, Amy Wilson, Stephanie Frye, Aaron Todd Smith, Logan Owens, Shea Duncan, Erin Spencer, Jimmy Harper, Stormey Duncan, Breanna Nunez, Adam Harper, Morgan Harper and Adrianne Capers. And 30 great-grandchildren, who also loved her.
She lost her husband, Jim Harper in 2009, Shawn Dwain in 1977, her daughter in law, Patty just this past January, her parents, Homer and Essie Bryce, her brother, Jim, and both sisters, Betty and Pat. And her other family, Carl and Gladys Harper, Clyde and Lou Harper, and Lee and Donna Harper as well as her nephew, Patrick Lynn Harper.  
She was the last of the Carl and Gladys Harper family to pass away. And on her side of the family, Bill McKay is now the last.  

Donna Joy Strange – Clinton, OK
  Donna Joy Strange, a resident of Clinton, OK passed away on Friday afternoon, April 5, 2019 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital. She was 64 years old. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 1:00 p.m. at Weaver’s Chapel Cemetery, with Mario Pineda officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will begin Tuesday .
  Donna was born February 5, 1955 in Dallas, TX to Elvin and Stella McMinn Pratt. She and David Strange were united in marriage on April 9, 1980 in Hugo, OK. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Donna enjoyed camping and fishing, anything outdoors, watching television, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
  Survivors include her children: Johnny Rhodes, Marcie and Buddy Musick, and Stella and Cain Zapien; nine grandchildren: River Henning, Everette Musick, Jesus Martinez, Carl Musick, Adriana Martinez, Miguel Martinez, Alexander Musick, Izabella Zapien, and Zhaidyn Zapien; three great-grandhcildren: Raylie, Serenity, and River Jr; Baby Emmaleigh is on her way soon. Also, a sister, Francis, and a brother Marlin; and her husband, David. 
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Stella; and her grandparents, Ron and Etta McMinn.

Theresa Dian (Bowen) Randolph Beck - Durant, OK
  Theresa Dian (Bowen) Beck, age 65, a former resident of Comanche, passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2019 at her home in Durant. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Theresa was born September 11, 1953 in Duncan, to Kenneth and Nell Jo (Richards) Bowen. She was a graduate of Comanche High School in 1971. She was a lifelong resident of this area, until moving to Durant.
  Survivors include her three sons: Cary McCreight, Comanche, OK; Coby Beck and wife Shannon, Frisco, TX; and Chance Beck and wife Miranda, Comanche, OK; five grandchildren: Hunter, Easton, Carson, Michaela, and McKenzie Beck; and several cousins, and many friends.

James Richard (Rick) Pennington Jr. – Empire, OK
  James Richard (Rick) Pennington Jr, of Empire, OK passed away March 19, 2019. Rick was born on March 3, 1950 in Seminole, OK to Marva (Waldie) and James Richard Pennington Sr.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Freddie Pennington.  
  Survivors include his ex-wife, Suzette Pennington, Empire OK; three children: Jason Shaw, Ashely Shaw, and Kristen and Jon Selzer; four grandchildren: Ashton Jones, Aidan Shaw, Gracie and Oliver Selzer; and one brother, Phillip Pennington, Seminole, OK.
  Rick was known to go load up many of the Empire football players, and bring them to his house on gamedays.  

Claudette Marie Ausmus – Comanche, OK
The funeral service for Claudette Marie Ausmus will be held on Tuesday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.
A much loved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Claudette Marie Ausmus, 79, of Comanche Oklahoma passed away peacefully in her home March 7th 2019, after her brave fight.

On the 10th day of February in 1940, our lord and savior created one of the most beautiful souls to ever walk this earth. Claudette married the love of her life, Melvin Ausmus on March 28th 1958. Together they had 6 children. Claudette was an inspiring, devoted and loving women. She was very proud of her family and loved having get-togethers, any chance to spend time with her family was special to her. She would spend hours preparing meals that consisted of so many dishes it was easy to lose count. Claudette was known for her feisty, yet good sense of humor. She loved to aggravate and was quite the prankster. She never turned down a bargain, and loved going garage selling, as well as goodwill shopping. She enjoyed the outdoors and never turned down a family vacation to the mountains, lake, or wherever it may be. 
Her nurturing and caring side was not limited to only humans, she loved animals just as well. From watching birds, to all the pets she’s welcomed in over the years, we are comforted in knowing she is playing with her dog Toby, once again. 
For nothing loved is ever lost, and she was loved so much.
  Survivors include her sons: Edward Ausmus, Jeff Ausmus, Wesley Ausmus of Duncan, and Kevin Ausmus, all of Comanche; her daughters: Linda Sims and husband Randy,Duncan, OK; Trish Piwenitzky and husband Craig, Stillwater, OK; one brother, Richard Woods, Carefree, AZ; one sister, Linda Thompson, Brownsville, CA; twelve grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren.
  Claudette was preceded in death by her husband Melvin; her parents, one sister, and three brothers.

​Margaret Vonciel “Vonnie” Cox – Comanche, OK
  Margaret Vonciel Cox, a longtime resident of the Comanche area, peacefully passed away on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019, at the age of 96.  
  Vonciel was born June 22, 1922 in Comanche to David and Leona (Parker) Belcher. She was a graduate of Comanche High School. She and Wandle “W.G.” Cox were united in marriage on October 7, 1942 in Comanche. In May of 1956 they moved to Tucson, Arizona. In 1975 they relocated back to Oklahoma, eventually finding their way back to Comanche in 1981. Vonnie loved listening to music, as well as singing, and she loved playing the harmonica. She and her sisters sang on a radio program out of Texas. Vonnie also enjoyed dancing, and raising horses.
  Survivors include one son, Randy Cox and his wife Erlinda, Tucson, Arizona; and several cousins , and many friends.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, W.G.; her parents, David and Leona Belcher; and two sisters: Georgia and Martha.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Comanche Funeral Home chapel with Bob Bentley officiating. Burial followed in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche.

Herbert Nile Macy – Comanche, OK
  Herbert Nile Macy, a longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 2019 at the Lawton Veterans Center. He was 86 years old. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Corum Baptist Church, with Bro. Roy Snider officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Friday 12:00-6:00 p.m.
  Herb was born November 2, 1932 in Berryville, Arkansas to Finley N. and Oral (Gates) Macy. He was a graduate of Barnhart High School, in Barnhart, Texas. On February 19, 1952 he and Margie Burnice Tomlinson were united in marriage at Carlsbad, New Mexico. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. They moved to Comanche in the early 1950’s. He worked for Halliburton, retiring after 32 years. He owned and operated Herb’s Rock Shop from 1988 until 2018. Herb was a custom hay bailer.  
  Survivors include two daughters: Kay Boyles, Comanche; Nita Prucha and husband Dave, Duncan; His grandchildren: Jason Boyles and Belinda Boyles; Justin Boyles and wife Shannon; Josh Boyles and wife Sarah; Kirk Prucha and wife Stacia; Clint Prucha and wife Jessika; and Brittany Boyles; he is also survived by his great-grandchildren: Zack, Jordyn, Kilee, and Autumn; and one brother, Daniel Bench and wife Sandy, Less Summit, Missouri.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Margie, and one brother, Hobert Macy.
  Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandson.

​Hobert Lyle Macy – Comanche, OK
  Hobert Lyle Macy, age 83 journeyed peacefully to glory Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Hobert was born November 16, 1934 in Berryville, Arkansas to Finley Nile and Oral ((Gates) Macy. He married Katheryn Sue Evans March 31, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri. He worked there in construction and was a maintenance man for twenty years. He moved to Comanche in 2002. He had been a resident of Meridian Nursing Home since March 2016. He was a member of Corum Baptist Church.
  Hobert was a very quiet and gentle man who was loved by many.  
  He is survived by his brother Daniel Bentch and wife Sandy of Less Summit, Missouri; four nieces and many great nieces and nephews.  
  He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his brother, Herb Macy, and his BFF (sister-in-law) Margie Burnice Macy.
A memorial service honoring him was held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Corum Baptist Church.


Margaret “Vonciel” Cox - Comanche, OK
  Margaret Vonciel Cox, age 96 of Comanche, passed away on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019 at Elk Crossing in Duncan. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche. Viewing will begin Friday at 12:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Rosa Dell ( Williams ) Duncan-Comanche, OK
  Rosa Dell (Williams) Duncan, a longtime resident of Ryan, OK peacefully passed away on Sunday evening, March 3, 2019 at the Meridian Nursing Home. She was 85 years old. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Ryan Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow at Ryan Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home.
  Rosa was born August 27, 1933 in Ryan, to Oscar Lee and Eufaula (Maness) Williams. She attended school in Ryan. She worked for many years as a CMA at the Ryan and Meridian Nursing Homes. Rosa enjoyed working, bowling, and all church activities. Rosa was an active member of the Ryan Assembly of God Church. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  She is survived by two children: Jeannie Bishop, Comanche; and Virgil Duncan and wife LaRonda, Waurika; two grandchildren: Sandra Rhone and husband Ronnie; and Misty Duncan; five great-grandchildren: Cheyene, Christopher, Tamon, Rowdy, and Grayson; a great-great grandson, T.J.; and many nieces and nephews.
  Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Carolyn Duncan; seven brothers and sisters: Robert Williams, Otis “Pete” Williams, Jessie Williams, Virginia Davis, Dorothy Whitaker, and infants Bertha Mae and Bessie Jane Williams; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Duncan.
  Serving as pallbearers will be her nephews.

​James Alford Skeen---Ft Worth, TX
James Alford Skeen, 78, of Ft. Worth, went to Heaven to join the Lord on February 18, 2019. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday at Comanche Funeral Home, 203 Church Ave. in Comanche, Oklahoma. Burial will be at Dixie Cemetery in Stephens County, Oklahoma. James was born November 23, 1940, between Dixie and Ringling Oklahoma to Edward and Dovie Skeen. He married Nancy Mears, in Hennessey Oklahoma on August 15, 1964 and they shared 54 years of marriage. His legacy runs strong with the love of his family, his horses and his many vintage cars. He always joined us at the lake on vacation even though he did not always enjoy it. He was the strongest, selfless, most loving man who would sacrifice anything for his loved ones. He was a dedicated member of Calvary Pentecostal church for many years and he loved the Lord with all his heart. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and most importantly an awesome Papa who could find the best McDonald’s playgrounds around for all the grand and great grandchildren. James was preceded in death by parents; a sister, Shirley and husband Norman Holly, a great-granddaughter, Tielyr Raina Skeen; and several aunts and uncles. Survivors include his loving wife Nancy Skeen; three sons, Ron Skeen and wife Amanda, Randy Skeen and wife Vicki, and Greg Skeen and wife Stacy all of Amarillo; a daughter, Brenda Borchardt and husband Lynn of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many families he mentored and touched in addition to his own. 

Jessie Franklin Gilland Jr.
  Jessie Franklin Gilland Jr. was born on July 16, 1948 to Jessie Franklin Gilland Sr. and Veda Inez Gilland in (Old) Shawneetown, Illinois. They and their children settled in Comanche, Oklahoma in 1952.
  Following school Jessie went to work for Halliburton, as a welder; eventually becoming a shop supervisor at the Davis Haliburton Shop. He was also a natural gas operator, and retired as maintenance supervisor at New Point Gas, Inc. of Duncan, Oklahoma.
  Jessie married Ronda Sue Fitzgerald on January 1, 1996. Together they led a very active life, enjoying camping, fishing, and horses.
  Jessie was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Marlow, where he assisted Rev. Lynn Parkhurst as song leader for the church worship services, as well as worship services in many of the nursing homes in the area.
  He passed from this life into life eternal, on Friday, February 15, 2019.
  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, step-father, Fred P. White, brother William Henry (Bill) Gilland, son Jessie Franklin Gilland III, and daughter Christy Inez Gilland.
  Jessie is survived by his wife Ronda, of the home; brothers Gerald Wayne Gilland and wife Susan, Comanche, Oklahoma; George Allen Gilland and wife Patricia, Marlow, Oklahoma ; and half brother, Donald R. Reynolds, Wylie, Texas; sisters Gloria Parkhurst and husband Lynn, Comanche, Oklahoma; Tammy K. Allen and husband Pat, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; daughters Lisa Michelle Gilland, Wynnewood, Oklahoma; Kristen Patrice Gilland and Leann Brea, Stuart, Oklahoma; sons Tony Patton and wife Migi, Duncan, Oklahoma; William Patton and wife Kerry, Marlow, Oklahoma; Christopher Patton and wife Glynna, Comanche, Oklahoma; Andrew Swenstad and wife, Duncan, Oklahoma; three grandsons and six granddaughters; and numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
  The memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Inurnment will be held at Leticia Cemetery, in Comanche County, at a later date.

Jerry Don Thompson – Comanche, OK
  Jerry Don Thompson, age 79, a lifelong resident of the Comanche community, passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon, February 8, 2019 at Duncan Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 11th at 10:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. 

  Jerry was born October 14, 1939 in Comanche, to Everett and Flossie (Morris) Thompson. He attended school at Comanche. He married Loretta Thomas on April 15, 1958 in Las Vegas, NV. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a pipefitter and bricklayer for many years. He was known as a “jack of all trades”. Jerry never met a stranger, and he was a great storyteller. He enjoyed fishing, playing Keno, and watching western movies. He had several dogs, which he loved dearly. He was an active member of Ray of Hope Church.

  Survivors include his wife Loretta, of the home; two daughters: Lisa Cheek and husband Bill, Arlington, TX, and Christina Thompson, Comanche; a son, Jerad Thompson and wife Denise, Duncan; a son in law, David Standridge, Comanche; eight grandchildren: Krystina, Keatyn, Josh, Jessica, Kasundra, Lauren, Blake, and Katelyn; five great-grandchildren: Clayton, Layne, Shaelyn, Charliegh, and Willow; and numerous other relatives , and many friends.

  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Tina Standridge.

​Raul A. “Papi” Solis – Comanche, OK
  Raul A. Solis, age 23 of Comanche, passed away on Friday evening, February 1, 2019 as the result of injuries sustained in a collision. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 4th at 10:00 a.m. at Ray Of Hope Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating, assisted by Kelly Pollock and Bro. Ben Sanchez. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  
  Raul, or “Papi” as he was affectionately known, was born August 16, 1995 in Duncan, to Jose Raul Solis and Miriam Cruz. He attended school at Comanche, graduating in 2015. He worked at several jobs after high school, but his main goal was to become a welder. Some of his favorite things to do included fishing, riding his bike, and Ting So Do with David and Charla Croy, and he loved pestering his siblings. He also loved super heroes. Raul had a way of making people feel good about themselves. Papi was striving to learn more and achieve new things. He was a devout Christian, never missing an opportunity to share the love of Christ with friends and strangers. Raul was loved and cherished by the entire community. His smile was contagious. He was known for giving the best hugs of anyone.
  Left behind are his parents, Jose and Miriam Solis, of Comanche; four sisters: Kassandra Solis White and husband Jimmie, Comanche; Koral Solis Serrano and husband Fernando, Houston, TX; Krystal Solis, Comanche; and Kandy Solis, Comanche; one brother, Jose Solis, Comanche; his grandmother, Enriqueta Jimenez Coutino; many cousins, aunts, uncles, and not just hundreds, but thousands of friends. He will be sorely missed, but we take comfort in knowing that he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  Serving as pallbearers will be James Watson, Jesse Loughridge, Dakota Samut, Jimmie White, Justin Poff, and Dusty Burton.

Patty Jean Capers – Comanche, OK
   Patty Jean Capers, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at her home. She was 59 years old. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Patty was born December 15, 1959 in Comanche, to Jackie and Betty (Dunlap) Morgan. She was a 1978 graduate of Comanche High School. Patty loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She enjoyed listening to music, rescuing animals, working in her yard and gardening. She loved her pets, including “Tinkerbell” and three other special dogs.
  She is survived by her two daughters: Dr. Shaunda Collinsworth, and husband Bryan, Comanche, OK; and Adriane Capers, Comanche, OK; two brothers: Rickey Morgan and wife Donna, Duncan, OK; and Greg Morgan, Comanche, OK; her former mother-in-law, Peggy Harper, Comanche, OK; two grandchildren: Andrew Jack “AJ” Collinsworth, and Londyn Capers; also many other relatives and close friends.
  Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Shawn Harper, in 1977; and her parents.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Heather’s Hope c/o Ray Of Hope Church.

Vasil Jeannie Allison – Comanche, OK
  Vasil Jeannie Allison, 93, died Sunday January 6, 2019 at the Meridian Nursing Home, Duncan, Oklahoma, after a brief illness.  
  Funeral services for the longtime Comanche resident will be held on January 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Comanche, with the Rev. Ryan Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be Tuesday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
  She was born March 19, 1925 at Harris, Missouri, to Nova and Sarah (Hays) Glidewell. She moved to Comanche after she and John A. (Johnny) Allison were united in marriage on October 26, 1952 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together they managed several businesses. Their latest venture which was operated until Johnny’s death in 1994 was the new/antique furniture business along with his auctioneering service, located on their farm, one mile south of Comanche. She gave up the farm life with his passing. They were both members of the First United Methodist Church.
  Jeannie is survived by her only sister, Vada O’Dell (age 102) of Los Angeles, California. Vada is the only mother Jeannie knew, as their own mother passed when Jeannie was three years old. There are also numerous nieces and nephews with extended families, living in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma. These family members along with a host of friends will mourn her loss. She is preceded in death by her husband, and four brothers.

Beverly Dawn Kulbeth – Comanche, OK
   Beverly Dawn Kulbeth, a resident of the Meridian community, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 28, 2018 at her home. She was 45 years old. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.
  Beverly was born November 11, 1973 in Ardmore, OK. She loved softball, cooking, being with her daughters, and spending time with her grandchildren.
  She is survived by her husband Steven Kulbeth, of the home; three daughters: Kaden Jones and husband Jerrad, Comanche; Maitlyn Wales-Meisner, Comanche; and Keeland Kulbeth, of the home. Also, her grandchildren: Jett , Isley, and Athena; her mother, Doylene Thompson, Comanche; and one brother, Jimmie Norton and wife, Lisa, Comanche.
  Beverly was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to many. She will be dearly missed.

Sheron Kay Skaggs – Comanche, OK
   Sheron Kay (Roden) Skaggs, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in an Oklahoma City, OK hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was 64 years old.  
  Sheron was born August 9, 1954 in Comanche, to Norman and Rosie (Goss) Roden. She attended school in Comanche. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed gardening, yardwork, woodworking, and sewing. She also loved all kinds of animals.
  Survivors include her daughter, Brandi Hayes and husband Bryan, Hastings, OK; one brother, Paul Roden and wife Cora, Comanche; one sister, Patsy Roberson, Duncan, OK; two grandchildren, Skylar and Andrew, and one great grand-child, Blayden.
  Sheron was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David Skaggs, one brother, Sherman, and one daughter, Velvette Skaggs.

Verby Kirkpatrick – Comanche, OK
   Verby Lee Kirkpatrick, age 84, a resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away late Thursday evening, December 20, 2018 at her home southwest of Comanche. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28th at 10:30 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan City Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will begin Wednesday, December 26th from 9:00- 4:00, and Thursday 9:00-6:00. The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  Verby was born December 31, 1933 in Claud, OK, to Charley B. and Etiwa (Goodwin) Dove. On October 6, 1953 she and Lark Kirkpatrick were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, TX. In 1954 they moved to Comanche, where they opened Lark’s Dairy Inn. They ran the restaurant for over thirty years. Later they opened Lark’s Doughnut Shop in Duncan. She was a member of Ray Of Hope Church. Verby loved working in the outdoors, but her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Jackson and husband Donald, of Comanche; her grandchildren: Lindsey Carter and husband Josh, Watonga, OK; Josh Homier Oklahoma City, OK; and Jerl Hammack and wife Kristen, Mt. Washington, KY; her great grandchildren: Londyn Homier, Drew Carter, Jaiden Hammack, Lark Hammack, and Violet Hammack; also, one sister, Viva Lovett, Edmond, OK; and other relatives and many dear friends.  
  Verby was preceded in death by her husband Lark; one son, Randy Kirkpatrick, her parents; three brothers: Pete Dove, Bill Dove, and C.B. Dove; and one sister, Veda Billingsley.

Lula Mae (Taylor) Riggle – Comanche, OK
   Lula Mae (Taylor) Riggle passed from this life to her heavenly home on Tuesday evening, December 11, 2018 in Duncan, OK, at the age of 98. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Trent Young officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Friday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  Lula Mae was born July 4, 1920, the first born child to Huel Densmore Taylor and Almar Lee (Gates) Taylor. She has lived in the Stephens County area all of her life. She and Edgar Riggle were united in marriage on May 3, 1937. They had been married 67 years before his passing on February 24, 2005. She was a homemaker, and she loved cooking and canning for her family and friends- yeast rolls and cobblers were her specialty. She also enjoyed sewing and quilting, and made beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren at Christmas. She was a member of the Corum Baptist Church, where she taught a ladies class for several years.
  She is survived by her four children: Shirley Jones and husband Gean, Edgar Riggle Jr. and wife Kay, Louise Burt and husband Charles, and Bobbi Gray. Also, her grandchildren: Ricky Jones, Terry Riggle and wife Karen, Derral Riggle and wife Jamie, Michael Gray and wife Tana, Greg Gray, Michelle Stewart and husband Scott, Rodney Burt and wife Scarlett, and Mary Everly Jones; her great-grandchildren: Jeremy Jones, Joshua Jones and wife Laura, Jacob Jones and wife Melanie, Will Jones,Tara Green and husband Tanner, Rachel RIggle, Taylor Burt, Dorinda (Gray) Young, Lance Gray and wife Randi, Jett Gray, Arial Gray, Allie LaFleur, and Grayson LaFleur; her great-great grandchildren: Noah Jones, Jacobie Jones, Landon Jones, Tatum Green, Tripp Green, and Lillian Gray. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
  Lula Mae was preceded in death by her husband Edgar, grandson Cary Jones, her parents, Huel and Almar, three sisters: Valarie Milburn, Bernice Johnson, and Emma Jean Taylor; two brothers: Kenneth Taylor and Mearl Taylor; three step brothers: Walter Taylor, Henry Taylor, and Aaron Taylor.
  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Nettie (Gilmore) Hughes-Franklin   
   Nettie (Gilmore) Hughes-Franklin, a resident of Comanche, passed from this life, and entered her Heavenly home on Tuesday evening, December 4, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 10th at the Fairlawn Cemetery Pavilion, with Bro. Trent Young officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  Nettie was born September 25, 1942 in Duncan, OK to Eddie A. and Vera (Richardson) Gilmore. She graduated from Comanche High School in 1960. She was married twice, first to John Hughes and later she married Jack Franklin on November 4, 1988 in Las Vegas, NV.
  Survivors include her husband Jack, of the home; three sons: John, Robert, and Michael Hughes; three step sons: Shannon, Jeff, and Curt Franklin; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Breanna Hughes, Jett Hughes, Sophia Hughes, and Matthew Hughes; also six step grandchildren, and one great –granddaughter.
  Nettie was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Vera Gilmore; three brothers: Buster, Eugene, and Eddie Gilmore; and one sister, Dora Lee (Gilmore) Sullivan.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice, or the Cancer Center at Duncan Regional Hospital.

Walter Elliott 
   Walter Elliott passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, surrounded by his family, in Memphis, Tennessee. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 12:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randy Weeaks officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.
  Walter was born October 1, 1922 in Jefferson County, Oklahoma, to James and Mamie Elliott. He spent most of his life in North Texas, and Oklahoma, working on a ranch and later, in the oilfield. Walter was a Veteran of World War II. He joined the U.S. Army at eighteen years of age, and served from December of 1942 until December of 1945. He received three Overseas Service Bars; American Theater Campaign Medal; Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars; and the Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star. After the war, he married the love of his life, Wanda Lorene Hill, on September 26, 1950.
  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda; his parents; sons John Darrell, Leon Alexander, and Mary Best.  
  Survivors are daughters: Sarah and Wayne Weeaks, Carol and Doyle Johnson, and Erin Noll, all of Arkansas; Margaret of Lawton, OK; sons: Walter and Diane, Kansas; Larry and Dee, Comanche, OK; Mark, El Reno, OK; Kristy and Randall Shoefstall and Katina and Sheridan Howell, and Kenny Shoefstall, all of Comanche, OK; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and many other family and friends.
  Serving as pallbearers will be grandson’s.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Firefighters Clinic @ Memphis Regional One Hospital Burn Unit, 877 Jefferson Street, Memphis Tennessee.

Anna Lea McCord – Comanche, OK
   Anna Lea (McDaniel) McCord was born January 13, 1937, on Main Street of Comanche, Oklahoma in the back of her grandparent’s bakery. She passed from this earth and left her heaven early Saturday morning, November 24, at her home just north of Comanche. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 at the Ray of Hope Church.
  Anna Lea and Fred McCord were united in marriage August 15, 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas and have been married for over 66 years. Anna Lea graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha (now USAO) and taught school for 30 years at Comanche, Temple, and Grandview Schools. She was active in coaching girls basketball, the 4-H Share-the-Fun programs, Vacation Bible School and women’s ministries. She was a member of Ray of Hope Church.
  She is survived by her husband Fred, of the home; two sons, Mike McCord and wife Cary, and Steve McCord and wife Tina, of Comanche; two daughters, Lovetta McCord of Comanche, and Charlene Bartoli and husband Ron, of Temple, Oklahoma. Grandchildren, Jason McCord, Micah Bazinet, Drew McCord, Krys Johnson, Aaron McCord, Matt McCord, Kristopher Sears, and Alley MCord. Her great-grandchildren, Sydney McCord, Caden Powers, Mya McCord, Cole Bazinet, Kellan Biffle, Kylor Sears, Emrie Gray, Kortlyne Sears, Kollins Sears, and Ryleigh McCord; a great-great grandchild, Laila McCord; a nephew, Jimmie Gray, Jr, and a niece, Dr. Courtney Montgomery.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Isom and Margaret Ann McDaniel; sister Glenna Gray, grandchildren Nathan McCord, Freddie Kyle Sears, and Kody Wayne Sears.
  Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons.
  Donations can be made in her honor to the Ray of Hope Youth Center Building Fund.


Brenda Gayle Bryant---Terral, OK

Brenda was a member of Terral First Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a part of civic groups, especially in public relations, notably for the Terral Watermelon Jubilee. She liked playing cards and especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Phil Bryant in April of 2011, and her brother James Fulton.

Survivors include: her children - Carrie (Bryant) Villarreal and her husband Martin of Terral, OK, and Dustan and his wife Tonya of Ryan, OK; ; her brothers - Archie Fulton and his wife Geneva, Charles Fulton and his wife Louise, and Donnie Fulton and his wife Jariece; her sisters - Anita King and her husband Larry, and Debbie Elledge and her husband Kenneth; four grandchildren - Fulton and his wife Ta'ah, Hannan, Andrew, and Levi Trey, and great grandchild Jayden Lynn Villarreal; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 25, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Terral with Mark Kunkel officiating. Burial will follow in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Terral Funeral Home Saturday with the family receiving visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Terral First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Roy Earl Resecker – Comanche, OK
   Roy Earl Resecker, age 85, of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Sunday evening, November 18, 2018 in Comanche. A funeral service, with full military honors, will be held on Friday, November 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Sill National Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Wednesday 9:00-12:00 and Friday 9-11.
  Roy was born July 25, 1933 in Woodfield, OH to Christian and Mae Elizabeth (Hoskinson) Resecker. After high school, Roy joined the U.S. Army, where he served in Korea and also Viet Nam. He retired after twenty years of service to our country. He was united in marriage with Mary Lou Lemmon. He was a mechanic, and worked for several years at Bill Beene Ford in Comanche. Roy was a member of the Comanche Church of Christ. He loved fishing, hunting, and spending times with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Survivors include four children: John Resecker, Comanche, OK; Earlene Roberts and husband Brian, Temple , OK; Elsa Jones and husband Gary, Lawton, OK; and Cheryl Browder and husband Billy, Chickasha, OK; one sister, Rose Saffle, of Ohio; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
  Roy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; his parents; three brothers: Paul Resecker, Harold Resecker, and John Resecker; and many other relatives and friends.

Billy Junior Hughes – Comanche, OK
   Billy Junior Hughes, age 71, of Comanche, passed away on Thursday evening, November 8, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held at the Fairlawn Pavillion at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
  Billy was born April 1, 1947 in Duncan, OK to James F. and Goldie Lucille (Handcock) Hughes. After his high school graduation, Billy joined the United States Marines, where he served two tours in Viet Nam. On July 31, 1991 he and Phyllis were united in marriage in Las Vegas, Nevada. Billy worked for Dillon Construction for several years. He also was a truck driver, and he did ranch work.
  Survivors include his son, Jacob Hughes, Childress, TX; two brothers: Larry Hughes, Comanche, OK; and T.R. Hughes and wife Emily, Fort Worth, TX; and one sister, Elizabeth Burns, Mansfield, TX.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; and his parents.

Stan Ward – Comanche, OK
   Stan Ward, age 75, a longtime resident of this community, passed away early Wednesday morning, November 7, 2018 at his home in Meridian. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.
  Stan was born on June 27, 1943 in Lindsay, OK to Thomas Stanley and Virgie (Rhodes) Ward. He was a graduate of Rush Springs High School. He received his Bachelor Degree in education from East Central University, and his Masters Degree from Oklahoma State University. He began teaching at Comanche High School in 1965, continuing until his retirement from teaching in 1977. That same year he began a career in construction when he began Ward Construction. He enjoyed fishing, reading, working with his hands, and he loved being outside, enjoying nature.
  He is survived by his life partner of many years, Kathy Bateman; three children: DeLisa Anderson and husband Chuck, Duncan, OK; Stan Ward, Comanche, OK ; and Crystal Porfyris and husband Nik, Duncan, OK; one brother, Larry Ward and wife Pam, Foster, OK; a sister, Karen Henderson and husband Howard, Alex, OK; a step-daughter, Tawny Sanford, San Antonio, TX; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  Stan was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers; and a daughter-in-law, Kika Ward.

Dewey Clifton Rowlan – Comanche, OK
   Dewey Clifton Rowlan, age 79, of Comanche, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, November 4, 2018 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Dennis Parker officiating.
  Dewey was born March 25, 1939 in Cherokee, OK to George D. and Nellie A. (McConnell) Rowlan. After his high school graduation he served his country in the United States Navy. He was a retired brick mason. Dewey moved to Comanche in 2002 from Lincoln, NE.
  Survivors include four children: Greg Rowlan, Comanche; Linda Rowlan, Duluth, MN, Terri Rowlan, Hibbing, MN, and Daniel Rowlan, Comanche; his sister, Geri Kirchner, Cincinnati, OH; five grandchildren: JD Rowlan, Sean Rowlan, Julie Nyborg, Jamee Waters, and Kelli Bray; and four great-grandchildren.
  Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters: Juanita Leeman, Dorothy Scribner, and Delores Parker; and one brother, Eugene Cool.

Jack Leroy (Chief) Whitfield – Loco, OK
   Jack Leroy Whitfield, age 92, of Loco, OK, passed away suddenly early Monday morning, October 29, 2018 at his home. A funeral service will be held Friday, November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at Praise Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at Addington Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will begin Thursday at 9:00 a.m-7:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until noon. The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30.
  Jack was born November 22, 1925 in Ardmore, OK to Alphaeus L. and Alice Jane (Lavers) Whitfield. Jack left school to join the Navy in November of 1942 during World War II Jack served as an Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Petty Officer. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Asisatic Pacific Campaign Medal. Jack was standing on his ship, the USS Salamaua watching the signing of the peace treaty with Japan, on Tokyo Bay. Upon his honorable discharge in February 1946 he returned to and graduate from Addington High School. On March 19, 1948 he and Dorothy Faye Pitts were united in marriage at the First Assembly of God Church in Comanche. They made their home in California, Washington, and Texas where he worked as a manager of Quester Corporation of Toledo, Ohio and then a flooring installer as well as ordained minister pastoring churches in both California and Washington before moving back to Comanche in 1993 to retire. Jack was a citizen of the Chickasaw Tribe and was very proud of his Native American heritage as well as his military service. A particularily proud moment for him was being a part of the Chickasaw Honors Flight to Washington, DC with his Native American brothers in service. His mother, Alice Lavers was ¾ Chickasaw and was an original enrollee of the Dawes Commission. She is from the tribal lineage of Edmund Pickens, the first Chickasaw Chief. He was a member of the Duncan Chickasaw Nation Senior Center. Jack loved watching all sports, working in his garden, and attending church where he also taught Sunday School for many years. He and Dorothy were active members of Praise Assembly of God Church.
  He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Dorothy, of the home; five children: Karin Myer and husband Edward, Oklahoma City, OK; Jack Whitfield Jr, Centralia, WA; Sherry Franks and husband Steve, Ardmore, OK; Lynn Whitfield and wife Sharon, Loco, OK; and Larry Whitfield and wife Carmen, Comanche; eleven grandchildren: Fred Myer, Faye Trostle, James Whitfield Jr, Matt Franks, Michael Whitfield, Jack Franks, Larry Whitfield Jr, Zenna Lewis, Melissa Rose, Stephanie Dery, and Tony Whitfield; forty great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and close friends.  
  Jack was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Marion Whitfield and Bill Whitfield, one sister, Gwendolyn Leahy, and one grandchild, Wendy Palmer.

Robert “Rob” Wayne Hill – Katy, Texas
   Robert “Rob” Wayne Hill, 46, of Katy, TX passed away Sunday evening, October 21, 2018 near Bryan, TX. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be Monday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The family will be receiving friends from 5:30-6:30.
  Rob was born on Wednesday, February 23, 1972 in Duncan, to Tommy Hill and Judy Townsend. His love and passion was spending time playing baseball with his two sons, Hayden and Hudson.
  He is survived by his son’s, Hayden and Hudson Hill; his parents Judy Townsend and Tommy Hill and wife Sharon Hill; Also, two brothers, Ralph Townsend and Doug Townsend, and a sister, Nina Chappell. Also surviving are two step-sisters, Sherry Howell and Angela Albertson; and a step brother, Bobby Dodson. Rob is also survived by a special aunt, Sharon Cooper and husband Jimmy, and a cousin, Kelli Burk, and her son Tyler Burk.
  Rob was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil and Dorothy Trantham, and T.C. and Juanita Hill. And his step-father, Ralph Townsend.

Eddie Jean Fair---Corum, OK
  Eddie Jean Fair passed from this life into the arms of her Savior on Saturday October 20, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born on January 12, 1929 in Cass County, Texas to Allen and Willie Council. She lived 89 years, 9 months and 8 days. She married Joe Albert Fair in Texarkana, Arkansas on October 6, 1951. They were married 60 years until his death on May 3, 2011. After their marriage, they moved to West Texas where two of their children were born and then to Oklahoma in 1957. They raised their family in Geronimo but later moved to Waurika, where she resided until her death. Jean was a homemaker and a fabulous cook. Jean was a faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Over the past several years, she has been faithfully cared for by her youngest son, Dwight. She was a member of Corum Baptist Church.  
  Services will be at 10am on Saturday October 27th at the Corum Baptist Church, 183149 N 2740 Rd; Comanche, under the direction of the Comanche Funeral Home. Jean’s eldest grandson, Jeremy Fair, pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, Tulsa, will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche. Visitation with the family will be on Friday October 26th from 6pm-8pm at the funeral home located at 203 Church Ave, Comanche.
  The family would like to thank Chisholm Trail Hospice for their outstanding care. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Corum Baptist Church building fund or to Chisholm Trail Hospice.
  Jean is survived by her four children and their spouses: Steve and Debbie Fair, Duncan, Randell and Donna Fair, Duncan, Vanda and Jay Quarles, Lawton, and Dwight Fair, Waurika; seven grandchildren and their spouses; Jeremy and Kimberly Fair, Tulsa, Stacy and Michael Morgan, Fort Worth, Texas, Brandon and Georgina Fair, Chickasha, Bryan and Dawn Fair, Austin, Texas, Melissa and Jesse Neugebauer, Duncan, Jason and Anisa Quarles, Duncan and Brin Fair and fiancée Lisa Windham, Lawton; eight great grandchildren; Caedmon Fair, Creth Fair, Cale Fair, Cooper Fair, Phoenix Fair, Joseph Neugebauer, Shelby Neugebauer, and Mavis Quarles; one sister-in-law, Marie Lee of Dallas, special friend and caregiver: Wanda Gallaher and special friends, Bonnie and Marvin McConnell.
  Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and all eight of her siblings.  

Florita O. Villarreal – Terral, OK
  Florita O. Villarreal, age 84, a resident of Terral, passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 16, 2018 in the Nocona Hospital. A funeral service will be held at Terral Baptist Church on Friday, October 19th at 11:00. Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. 
  Florita was born October 26, 1933 in Stillstar, TX. She was a longtime resident of Terral.
  Survivors include her 11 children: Martin O. Villarreal, Terral, OK; Ezquiel Villarreal, Forestburg, TX; Vincente Villarreal Jr, Terral, OK; Yolanda Castillo, Terral, OK; Olivia Villarreal, Ryan, OK; Juanita Villarreal, Terral, OK; Venina Potter, Waco, TX; Florita Caballero, Waco, TX; Domitila Bradford, Iowa Park, TX; Maria Marta Villarreal, Terral, OK; and Gloria Glasschroeder, Gainesville, TX. Also, two brothers, two sisters, and 49 grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vicente in 1984 and one son, Juan O. Villarreal in 2000

Jeanette Marie McClanahan – Hastings, OK
   Jeanette Marie McClanahan, a resident of the Waurika Lake community, passed away late Tuesday evening, October 16, 2018 in Midwest City, OK. She was 64 years old. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Fort Sill National Cemetery, located in Elgin, OK. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Comanche Funeral Home. Private family viewing at the Comanche(OK) Funeral Home will be on Monday from to 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm; immediately following the family will receive friends from 5:00 pm unti l6:00 pm.
  Jeanette was born December 20, 1953 in Lawton, OK to James A. and Lorene (Marple) Clark. She and Dennis R. McClanahan were united in marriage in 1992 in Wichita Falls, TX
  Survivors include her husband Dennis, of the home; three sons: James L. Warren and wife Paula, Midwest City, OK; Jeffery D. Warren and wife Amy, Midwest City, OK; and Jason S. Warren and wife Amber, Edmond, OK; her mother, Lorene Clark, of Lawton, OK; one brother, Phillip Clark; one sister, Ellen Cox; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  
  Jeanette was preceded in death by her father, and two brothers: Willie Welch and James Clark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to “Military Order of the Purple Heart 602” located in Lawton, OK.

Steven Dewayne “Steve” Bolton – Comanche, OK
   Steven “Steve” Dewayne Bolton, a beloved resident of Comanche, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 15, 2018 at his home. He was 59 years old. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche High School Gymnasium, with Bro. Dee Bowen and Mario Pineda officiating. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday afternoon, October 21st from 2:00-4:00 at the Comanche Funeral Home.
  Steve was born November 3, 1958 in Marlow, to Lewis and Patsy June (Latham) Bolton. He was a 1977 graduate of Marlow High School, and after graduation he attended Oklahoma State University. Steve moved to Comanche in 1992, when he purchased the Comanche Times Newspaper. Steve was the biggest and most vocal supporter of Comanche. He proudly told everyone that Comanche was his adopted home town. He and Kelli were united in marriage on July 28, 2000 at the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas. From that day forward, they were rarely apart. Steve was devoted husband and father, and grandfather. He was a member of the Duncan Jaycees, served on the national steering committee of the March of Dimes, Steve was very active in the Comanche Chamber of Commerce, and he was the former chairman of the Stephens County Democratic Party. Steve loved his OSU Cowboys, he bled Orange! Steve and Kelli were active members of Providence Baptist Church. 
  Survivors include his loving wife Kelli, of the home; his children: Ben Graham and wife Holly, Fate, Texas; Veronica Graham and Brandon LeJeune, Lawton, Oklahoma; Zach Bolton and Jonathan Bolton, of Georgia; his grandsons, Cole Bennett LeJeune and Brantley Lejeune; his cousin, Chipp Latham and wife Julie, and their children Brie, Jesse, and Alyssa, all of Kentucky; and very special cousins and friends that he considered family, Beth Kurtz and Johnny Brown, and many other cousins and countless dear friends.
  Memorial contributions may be made in Steve’s memory for the Steve Bolton Scholarship Fund at Comanche High School, to the First National Bank in Comanche.
  The family is requesting photos and stories , and memories of Steve to be emailed to comanchetimes@pldi.net so that they may be shared with the community in the next edition of the Comanche Times.
  Honorary pallbearers Johnny Brown, William Brown, Dennis McQuinn, Mark Pitcock, Dee Watson, Gary Williams, and John Williams
  Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net



Bonnie Jane Kent – Comanche, OK
   Bonnie Jane Kent, age 78, of Comanche, passed away Sunday evening, October 14, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at Memory Garden Cemetery in Rockville, Indiana. Viewing will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
  Bonnie was born February 21, 1940 in Clinton, Indiana, to Orville and Margaret (Miller) Thomas. On March 27, 1957 she and Lewis Kent were united in marriage. Bonnie was a lifelong resident of Indiana, until she moved to Comanche in 2017 to be near her family here. She enjoyed painting, gardening, cooking and baking, and she loved being able to spend time with her family.
  Survivors include three children: Pam Jurca, Comanche, OK; Mark Kent and Charlie Kent, both of Terre Haute, Indiana; two sisters: Florence Smith and Gail Lenover, both of Parke County, Indiana; seven grandchildren: Carrie Lee and husband Robert, LaDonna Pickett and husband Daniel, Casi Norman and husband Greg, James Kent, Amber Cooper, Alexandra Kent, and Richard Kent; seventeen great grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.  
  Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Lewis; one son, Jim Kent; her parents; and numerous brothers and sisters.

J.D. Keenan – Comanche, OK

 J.D. was born June 21, 1933, ten miles east of Comanche, near Mud Creek, to Richard and Birdie Keenan. On September 23, 1950 he and Verna Keeble were united in marriage in Duncan. J.D. loved gardening, fishing, visiting with his friends, and spending time with his family.
  He is survived by his two daughters, Rita Dees and Jay Austin, Duncan, and Anita Montgomery and husband David, Comanche; three grandchildren, Mischa McClennen and husband Shane, Duncan; Mindy Smith and husband Scott, Comanche; and Brodie Montgomery, Norman, OK. Also, one sister, WIllia Dean Morehead, Comanche; and one brother, J.C. Keenan and wife Carolyn, Lone Grove, OK.
  J.D. was preceded in death by his wife Verna; his parents, and five brothers, Sonny, Lester, Gene, George, and infant Jackie Wayne.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice.

Marilyn Adams—Comanche, OK
Marilyn Eva Kelley Adams, 84, peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 a.m. Friday, September 28, at Fairlawn Cemetery Pavilion under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday September 27 
Born October 19, 1933 in St. Louis, MO to Arthur B and Margaret Renner Kelley.
Preceded in death by her parents, a son John P. Adams, Jr., husband John P. Adams, Sr., grandson John M. Jones, brother James B. Marsh, and sister Patricia Wichmann.
Survived by daughters Barbara L. Adams, Comanche, OK , Ann A Cranford and husband Jimmy R. Cranford, Chandler, OK, Deborah S Ledbetter and husband Phillip K Ledbetter, Willow Park, TX and Diane A Alderson and husband Mark W. Alderson, of Baker City, OR.
Marilyn graduated high school from the Academy of Sacred Heart High School, Saint Louis, Mo, followed by graduating from Secretarial School. 
Marilyn and John married on Jan. 10, 1956 in Jackson, Mississippi. They moved to Jonesboro, AR where Marilyn worked at General Electric while John completed his collegiate education at Arkansas State University.
In 1970 they moved to Comanche, OK where they raised their 5 children. Marilyn worked alongside her husband on the farm and in their various small businesses. In addition to working outside the home, Marilyn supported her children in school events and their extracurricular activities.
In retirement she enjoyed fishing, decorating, gardening and knitting. Marilyn loved all animals and
found great joy and companionship in her dogs. 
Special thanks to Debbie Wall for her years of care and companionship and to Dr. Thomas Crow for
Years of care.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department @ 282040 E.
1790 Road, Comanche, OK 73529.

Thomas Jefferson Craft—Corpus Christi, TX
 Thomas Jefferson Craft, of Corpus Christi TX passed away on September 22, 2018. He was born Dec.13, 1929 in Fleetwood Oklahoma. We have lost one of the wisest and kindest people that we’ve ever known. He had quite a sense of humor, and was never above pulling someone’s leg to get them to smile and laugh.

Tom graduated from Terral High School and went on to serve in the military as a Sergeant in the Korean War. After the war, he returned to his beloved Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1957 with a degree in agriculture.  

 Tom met his wife, Iris while attending Oklahoma State, and from there the adventures began. In their early years, they lived in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Pennsylvania. Later, they settled in Arizona and stayed there until retirement. While in Arizona, Tom worked for the Bureau of Land Management, and mapped almost the entire state for the government.  
He loved to garden, and could make anything grow, even with the most challenging of soil. His Jalapeno Peppers were always something to contend with, not to mention the beautiful tomatoes that he would grow year round. They finally moved to Bowie TX, where they spent many happy years together in retirement.

Tom loved to golf in later years, and could outshoot his daughters and son on the course, which always gave them a big laugh. He spent his spare time making jelly and jam out of the many fruits that were grown in his backyard. His peach and strawberry jam was something everyone looked forward to. He was a 3rd Degree Mason with the Bowie Mason lodge and active in the Methodist Church.

Tom was a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, brothers and his beloved wife Iris. He is survived by his three children; daughters Susan (John) Giesing, Amy Craft and son, Jeff Craft all of Corpus Christi TX, sister Helen Gunter of Terral Ok. 5 grandchildren Felicia Lasso, Alexandra Lasso, Jeremy Lasso, Declan Craft, Augustin Craft, and 2 great grandchildren, Bentley Lasso, Irisa Lasso, along with his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Terral OK at the Terral Funeral Home on Thursday from 5pm – 7pm. Funeral services will be graveside at the Terral cemetery in Terral OK on Friday, September28, 2018 at 10:00 am, with full military honors. 

Marguerite Lois Eason
   Marguerite Lois Eason, a resident of Duncan, peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Chisholm Trail Assisted Living. She was 102 years old. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Marguerite was born December 27, 1915 in Dougherty, OK to Joe and Susan (Grant) Henderson. She and Paul Eason were united in marriage on July 23,1962 in Reno, NV. He preceded her in death in 1970.
  She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Welch, Enid, OK; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Margeurite was preceded in death by her husband, and four children: Charlotte Newton, Juanita Griser, Virginia Baker, and Jack Henderson.

Dortha Ann Pannell – Comanche, OK
   Dortha Ann Pannell, of Comanche, peacefully passed away Tuesday morning, August 28, 2018, one day after her 90th birthday, at Elk Crossing, in Duncan. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 31st at 10:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Mike McCord officiating, assisted by Ronnie Bernard. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Thursday 9:00-7:00. The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00.
  Dortha was born August 27, 1928 in Comanche, to Harley and Lilly (Spencer) Tilley. She was a graduate of Comanche High School. On February 3, 1947, she and Leonard Pannell were united in marriage at Wichita Falls, TX. Dortha and Leonard, along with Dow and Cheryl Pannell, owned and operated Pannell’s Grocery for many years. She enjoyed quilting, yard work, (especially in her flower beds), and going for long walks. Her greatest joy came from spoiling her kids, grandkids, and great grandchildren. She was a member of Ray of Hope Church.
  Survivors include her two daughters: Sherry Morrow and husband James, Ardmore, OK; and Pam Harrel and husband Bobby, Duncan, OK; a daughter in law, Cheryl Pannell, Comanche, OK; one sister, Karma Harper, Comanche, OK; six grandchildren: Cheri Dunn and husband Eric, Amie McIntire, and Jimmy Morrow, all of Ardmore, OK; Holly Atkinson and husband Ryan, Duncan, OK; Heather Russell and husband Robert, Annapolis, MD; and Lisa Montgomery and husband Jeff, Lone Grove, OK; seven great-grandchildren: Ali, Aryn, Abby, Emmy, Evie, Lily, and Layla; and three great-great grandchildren: Kaydence, Kiersten, and Elly, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless close friends.
  Dortha was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her son, Dow Pannell; and two sisters: Edna Allen and Syble Courtright.

L.A. McMasters--Duncan, ok
   L.A. McMasters, of Duncan, was born October 1, 1928 in Abernathy, TX to Amos and Bonnie (Adams) McMasters. He passed away on Friday evening, August 24, 2018 at Elk Crossing Assisted Living Center, in Duncan.
  He worked as a grader operator for Stephens County for many years before his retirement.
  L.A. is survived by his three children: Donnie McMasters and wife Lori, Ruidoso, NM; Brenda Overstreet and husband Ocie Bob, Ryan, OK; and Michael McMasters and wife Shawna, Duncan, OK; six grandchildren: Heather Kulbeth and husband Jon, Comanche, OK; Keith Corp and wife Teresa, Comanche, OK; Jordan McMasters and wife Jessica, Perry, OK; Amanda Gallegos and husband James, Pagosa Springs, CO; Sara McMasters, Ruidoso, NM; Denver Overstreet and wife Hailey, Comanche, OK; also, six great-grandchildren: Mason Kulbeth, Makenna Kulbeth, Nolan Corp, Paxton Overstreet, Teagan Gallegos, and Ethan Gallegos; and a baby girl McMasters, on her way.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents, two sisters, one brother, and a son-in-law, Mike Corp.
  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Irene Shelton- Comanche, OK
   Irene Shelton, age 83, a lifelong resident of this area, peacefully passed away Saturday afternoon, August 25, 2018 in Duncan. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Baptist Church, with Dr. Brad Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Monday 9:00-6:00. The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 5:00-6:00.
  Irene was born November 26, 1934 in Alma, OK to Bob and Flossie (Dillon) Morgan. She and Gene Shelton were united in marriage on March 12, 1955. Irene was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, painting, singing, and play the guitar. She loved to play Skip-Bo with her grandchildren, and she also loved playing dominos on Sunday night. Her greatest joy was getting together with her family.
  She is survived by four children: Rick Shelton, Comanche; Terry Shelton, Comanche; Cne’ Geraghty, Comanche; and Jeana McDonald, Comanche; nine grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren; also many other relatives and dear friends.
  Irene was preceded in death by her husband Gene; her parents; one brother, Merle Dillon and one sister Sue Morgan; also two son-in-laws: Thomas McDonald and Earl Ralls Jr.
  Her grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Carol Francis Biffle – Comanche, OK
   Carol Francis Biffle, age 82, a resident of Comanche, passed away Wednesday evening, August 15, 2018 at her home. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Mario Pineda officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Carol was born September 11, 1935 in Covington, Kentucky, to Edward James Hoover Sr. and Betty Elizabeth (Weiss) Hoover. She loved gardening, camping, watching football and baseball, (and cheering for the Cincinnati Reds), and she loved watching the Olympic games. At the age of 80 she went whitewater rafting with her family in Colorado. After living in Comanche for many years, she moved back to Covington, and returned back to Comanche in 2017.
  Survivors include her children: Theresa Cuyle, Richmond, VA; Carol Clark, Comanche, Edward Biffle and wife Patti, Ferris, TX; Joseph Biffle and wife Susie, Ferris, TX; Kenneth Biffle and wife Belinda, Comanche; Greg Biffle, Comanche; Toni Biffle, Comanche; Geri Eubank, Crestview, KY; and Brandy Whisman and husband Daniel, Covington, KY; also 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.  
  Carol was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Edward James Hoover Jr.

William Leonard Dorr- Corum, OK
  William Leonard Dorr, age 87, of Corum, peacefully passed away late Saturday evening, July 22, 2018 in Oklahoma City. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00 a.m. at Corum Baptist Church, with Pastor Roy Snider officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday 9:00-6:00. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-6:00.
  Leonard was born May 19, 1931 west of Comanche, to John Leoanrd and Opal Fay (Mayes) Dorr. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He and Margaret Jane Green were united in marriage on June 6, 1953 in Henrietta, TX. Leonard was a mechanic, and he worked for many years for Mack Oil. He loved fishing, gardening, watching western’s and “just tinkering around”.
  Survivors include his three children: Johnny Dorr, Comanche; Joe Dorr and wife Tonia, Comanche; and Janice Anderson, Duncan. Also, five grandchildren: Kellee LeRoy and husband John, Jennifer Dorr, Clint Taylor, Cameron Taylor, and Ashton Campbell; and four great-grandchildren: Logan, William, Maelynn, and Warren.
  Leonard was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; 1 sister, Margie Bumpass, 1 son-in-law, Kim Edward Anderson, and his parents, John and Opal.

Albert Leon Alexander Jr. – Comanche, OK
   Albert Leon Alexander Jr., a resident of the Meridian community, peacefully passed away on Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 71 years old. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 a.m. at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, assisted by Curtis Reed and Buzz Carter. Interment, with full military honors provided by the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard, will be at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will begin Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  Leon was born Janurary 9, 1947 in Durant, OK . He was a construction worker for many years. He and Betty Chapman were united in marriage on November 5, 1966 in Henrietta, TX. Leon loved camping at the lake, and attending family get togethers.
  Survivors include his wife Betty, of the home; three children: Jeffrey B. Alexander and wife Cori, Comanche; Fred L Alexander and wife Bobbi, Comanche; and Kevin L. Alexander and wife Michelle, Ratliff City, OK; his father, Walter Elliott; six grandchildren: Ashley Alexander, Rebecca Vansickle, Sayge Rowe, Dakota Alexander, Kyle Alexander, and Dallas Nester; ten great-grandchildren and one soon to be great grandchild. Also surviving are three brothers: Walter E. Elliott, Larry Elliott and wife Dee, Mark Elliott; four sisters: Sara Weeakes and husband Wayne, Margaret Elliott, Carol Johnson, and Erin Noll; and many other relatives and close friends.
  Leon was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda; one brother, John Elliott, and a sister, Mary Best.
  Serving as pallbearers will be James Atwood, William Helloms, Steven Helloms, Ray Helloms, Danny Elliott, and Chris Serratte.

Rickey Dale Creamer – Duncan, OK
   Rickey Dale Creamer, a resident of Duncan, left for his Heavenly Home, on July 12, 2018. He was 41 years old. To remember Rickey’s life, an informal memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Please come and share your stories and memories of Rickey.
  Rickey Dale was born August 26, 1976 in Amarillo, TX. At the age of 15 the family moved to Duncan, where Rickey graduated from Duncan High School in 1995.
  He was a machinist since high school. He was also a certified welder. Rickey worked hard to get his CDL. He was looking forward to driving a truck. Rickey, or “Cowboy” as he was known, had a passion for riding motorcycles with his friends; working on, and fixing them up. He loved helping everyone. He enjoyed poker runs, and riding for Toys For Tots. Rickey loved growing a garden, and was proud of everything. He also became a very good cook.
  Rickey is survived his family and numerous friends, including special sweetheart friend, Debra Poynter, and two sons, Jacob and Zach.
  To know Rickey is to love Rickey, and he will be missed by all. He loved all his family and friends, and they loved him back. Rickey was not a perfect man- as none of us are- but he left a huge footprint in all our lives of all who knew him. He lived life with passion. To live life without regrets, letting go of the past. Laughing is good for the soul. Oh, and one more thing; ALWAYS MAKE IT A HARLEY!
  Memorial contributions may be made to Toys For Tots.

Larry Glen Martin –Terral, OK
  Larry Glen Martin, age 66, of Terral, peacefully passed away Wednesday evening, July 11, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Terral First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral home. Viewing will be from 12:00-7:00 p.m. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  Glen was born May 29, 1952 in Waurika, to Ray B. and Alice Murrell (Keith) Martin. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He and Kay Henry were united in marriage on June 10, 1978 in Duncan. Glen was General Manager of Transportation fo Solitaire Manufactured Homes. Glen loved spending time at the lake, and playing golf, but he mainly loved being able to spend time with his grandchildren, and visiting with his friends. Solitaire was a big part of his family, and he appreciated all the company and his co-workers had done for him.
  He leaves behind, his loving wife Kay, of the home; three sons: Jason Martin and wife Josey, Terral; Colin Martin and wife Carrie, Kingston, OK; and Keith Martin and wife Amy, Nocona, TX; one brother, Harold and Midge Martin, Terral; two sisters: Beverly and Eddie Blevins, Terral, and Glenna and Cary Gore, Waurika; and five grandchildren: Emilee, Samuel, Austin, Isla, and Keller. He was preceded in death by his parents.
  Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Martin, Wayne Harrison, Corey Johnson, and Lonnie Harris.

“Autrey” Wayne Martin – Duncan, OK
  “Autrey” Wayne Martin, age 80, a longtime resident of Duncan, peacefully passed away late Thursday evening, July 5, 2018 in Duncan. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Monday 1:00-5:00 on Sunday, and Monday 9:00-1:00 The family will be receiving friends on Sunday afternoon, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  Wayne was born April 2, 1938 in Etowah County, Alabama, to Gus T. and Addie Bell (Hicks) Martin. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He and Josephine Wyrick were united in marriage on May 31, 1959 in Henrietta, Texas. Wayne was a truck driver the for Joe Brown Company for many years. He was known to be able to fix just about anything. He enjoyed “piddling around” working on things. Wayne enjoyed playing Rummy and Rook. More than anything else, though, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
  Wayne is survived by his two children: Rodney Martin, Duncan; and Robin Jordan and husband Steve, Shawnee, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren: April Clinkenbeard, Heather Martin, Kathy Shawn, Brian Clinkenbeard, Will Shawn, Megan Martin, and Jackson Martin; numerous great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Josephine; and his second wife, Lajeana; a son, Christopher Todd Martin; 9 brothers and sisters: Gladys Johnson, Ray Martin, Opal Wells, G.T. Martin, Martha Martin, Billy Martin Dwight Martin, Donald Martin, and Brent Martin.

Vergie Marie Pollan – Terral, OK
  Vergie Marie Pollan, a longtime resident of Terral, peacefully passed away Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2018 at Country Club Care Center, Duncan, OK. She was 97 years old. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, July 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon at the Terral Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
  Marie was born August 24, 1920 in Duncan, OK to Benjamin Grant and Clara Ann (Kunkel) Peck. She and Lee Joe Pollan were united in marriage on December 23, 1938 in Waurika, OK. She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ since 1938. Marie loved reading her Bible. She enjoyed quilting, canning, cooking and sewing for her family, and making butter and sugar sandwiches for her children. Marie loved children, most especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Survivors include her children: Patricia Duke and husband Clifford, Terral, OK; Linda Lewis and husband Don, Duncan,OK; Virginia Wallace and husband Jerry, Waurika, OK; Jim Pollan, Terral, OK; Larry Pollan and wife Maxine, Terral, OK; Edith Talley and husband Randy, Lawton, OK; Raymond Polland and wife Lorena, Terral, OK; and Sharon Johnson and husband Arlie, Waurika, OK; nineteen grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Also, two brothers, James Otis Peck, Norman, OK; and B.G. Peck, Duncan, OK; and one sister, Jonnie Parker, Lawton, OK.

  Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Joe Pollan, and three daughters: Anna Marie Pollan, Clara Lee Pollan, and Geneva Pollan.

​Janice Fay West Jackson– Duncan, OK
  Janice Fay West Jackson, age 62, of Duncan, passed from this life to her Heavenly Home on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Legacy Senior Residences in Duncan. A funeral service will be held Tuesday , July 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the pavilion at Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Janice was born October 4, 1955 in Pauls Valley, OK to James Merle and Fay (Holman) West.  
  Survivors include her three children: Robert Hughes, Petersburg, VA, April Hughes, Duncan, OK;, and Sarah Randall and husband Jhonathan, Duncan, OK; and her grandchildren: Kara, Hunter, Kaden, Serenity, Olivia, Preston, and J.J.  
  Janice was preceded in death by her parents.

​Hester Jane Justus – Duncan, OK
  Hester Jane Stewart, a lifelong resident of Stephens County, peacefully passed from this life to an eternal life in Heaven, on Thursday, June 21, 2018. She was 88 years old. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 26th at 9:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Monday 9:00-6:00.
  Hester was born April 14, 1930 in Loco, OK to Robert B. and Julia V. (Lawrence) Stewart. She attended Loco Public Schools. She and Charles Justus were united in marriage on June 4, 1948 in Healdton, OK. Hester was an accomplished seamstress she loved cooking, and was known to make the very best beans you ever tasted! She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt to her family.
  She is survived by her four children: David Justus and wife Trula, Rush Springs, OK, Charles Wayne Justus and Terrie Bond, Duncan, OK, Suzanne Johnson, Duncan, OK, and Connie Newton and husband Jerry, Duncan, OK; four brothers: Joe Stewart, Duncan, OK, Felix Stewart, Pennsylvania, Edward Stewart, Burleson, TX, and Larry Stewart, Comanche, OK; two sisters: Bonnie Hunt, Ringling, OK, and Betty Blackerby, Duncan, OK; also fifteen grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.
  Hester was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Justus, her parents, Robert and Julia, one brother, Harrison Stewart, one sister, Geulene Warner, and two grandsons, Dale Nash Jr. and Steven Nash.

Margaret Ann “Tubby” Nance – Comanche, OK
  Margaret Ann “Tubby” Nance, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2018 at the Duncan Regional Hospital. She was 80 years old. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Duncan. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Tuesday, 9:00-5:00 
  Margaret was born April 23, 1938 in Kingfisher, OK to Frank and Cecilia (Simon) Rilinger. She was a graduate of Comanche High School. Tubby worked for many years as a medical trascriber at Jefferson County Hosptial until her retirement. She was a loving mother to her children. She enjoyed shopping, music, and writing poetry. She loved animals, including her dog, “Lakota” She spent most of her time working, taking care of her family.
  Tubby is survived by four children: Jerry Walje and wife Deana, Minco, OK; Janet Cobbs and husband Robert, Comanche; Kenneth Walje, Dallas, TX; and Joe Nance, Comanche, OK. Four grandchildren: Summer Lynn Morgan, Cassie May Larman, Chris Cobbs, and Tristan Cobbs; six great grandchildren: Andrew Larman, Maycee Larman, Mekhi Cobbs, Kanyon Cobbs, Lila Cobbs, and Brantlee Dunkle, one sister, Betty Sitz, Broken Arrow, OK; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Joe; and one son, George Andrew Walje.

Zelma Corbin--Velma, OK
  Zelma Olavern Corbin, age 89, a resident of Velma, peacefully passed away early Sunday morning, May 6, 2018 in Duncan. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan City Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Viewing will be Wednesday morning 9:00-11:30 at the funeral home, and 12:00 until service time at the church.
  Zelma was born May 31, 1928 in Countyline, OK to Floyd Ellis and Clemmie (Eason) Ross. She and R.E. Corbin were united in marriage on May 30, 1946 in Marietta, OK. Zelma loved spending time with her family, and was a devoted homemaker.
  Survivors include four children: Linda Gayle Robertson, Killeen, TX; Dennis G. Corbin and wife Janice, Flower Mound, TX; Gary Corbin and wife Lula, Austin, TX; and Wanda Crook and husband Danny, Velma, OK; ten grandchildren: Lori Johnson and husband Andrew, Pam Robertson, Carolyn Aldridge, Dennis Don Corbin and wife Lisa, Jason Corbin, Crystal Glaszczak and husband Bryan, Jay Fuller and Katie, Christopher Corbin, Jody Crook, and Tracy Crook. Also, twenty four great , and great-greatgrandchildren; and many other relatives and dear friends.
  Zelma was preceded in death by her husband, R.E. Corbin; three children: Glen Dale Corbin, Floella Sue Askew, and Dorris Corbin; also, three brothers: Sidney Ross, Elvin Ross, Ronald Ross; and two sisters: Joyce (Aunt Toy) Stockton, and her husband Herbert, and Thelma Ross.
  Grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.

Kika Nichole Ward – Comanche, OK
  Kika Nichole Ward, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Saturday evening, April 14, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Elmore City, OK. She was 40 years old. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Kika was born October 5, 1977 in Duncan, to Jerry and Debbie Duran. She and Stan Ward were united in marriage on September 28, 2002 in the Meridian. She was a just a few weeks away from completing her LPN program. She was a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. She enjoyed spending time with her family, including her dog, Roxie, and her three cats.
  Survivors include her husband Stan, of the home; Three children: Jordan Sanchez, Duncan; Thomas Ward IV, Comanche; and Alexis Sanchez, Comanche; her father, Jerry Duran, Duncan; two brothers: Jerry Duran, Lexington, OK; and Ryan Duran, Comanche; stepfather Bobby Cross, Duncan; and her grandmother, Bennaz Chandler, and many numerous cousins and dear friends.
  Kika was preceded in death by her mother, Debbie.

Mike Loyd Cloud – Comanche, OK
  Mike Cloud, a resident of Comanche, passed away unexpectedly after a long battle with cancer, on Friday April 13, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 69 years old. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Freedom Biker Church, with Bro. Billy Morgan officiating.
  Mike was born October 17, 1949 in Duncan, to Loyd and Nelda Jo (McNeely) Cloud. He grew up in this area, graduating from Duncan High School in 1969. He and Karen McClennen were united in marriage on March 22, 1969 in Comanche, at the First United Methodist Church.
  He served in the National Guard, then owned his own business as a machinist. He later worked at Halliburton as a machinist, from where he retired. Mike enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cooking, hunting, fishing, camping with family and friends; and collecting knives.  
  Survivors include his wife Karen, of the home; his children: Brent Cloud and Stacy Newcome; Marci Wylie and Staz; Gail Cloud; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Aaron and Britt, Rebekah, Mckennah, Raegan, Avery, Emery, Remeigh, and Abriana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Nelda Jo Cloud.  
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Freedom Biker Church, Duncan, OK.

Ernest Calvin Tullos – Comanche, OK
  Ernest Calvin Tullos, age 68, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 north of Rush Springs, OK. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Terral Cemetery, with Pastor Trent Young officiating. Visitation will be Monday 9:00-12:30 at the Comanche Funeral Home.
  Calvin was born September 10, 1949 in Waurika, OK to Ernest Lee and Martha Elizabeth (Romines) Tullos. He attended Comanche Public Schools. Calvin was a self-employed carpenter, and was a retired member of Local #344 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He loved working in his shop, woodworking, restoring old vehicles, and fishing. He also enjoyed drinking coffee and hanging around with the guys at Hop and Sak. He and Carla Dyer were married for 17 years.
  Survivors include his wife Carla, of the home; three children: Tina Tullos and Billy Seward, Temple, OK; Teresa Taff and husband Timmy, Duncan, OK; and Shelley Filer and husband Dr. Keith Filer, Lexington, KY; one brother, Charlie Tullos and wife Brenda, Sweeney, TX; five grandchildren: Dylan Seward, Dakota Tullos, Cameron Waller, Ethan Filer, and Gracen Filer; two great-grandchildren: Mia Seward and Mason Seward; three nieces: Kallie Wagner, Terry Collins, and Misty Williams, one nephew, Brian Davis; and other relatives and close friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, William Tullos.

Jackie Lynn Morgan – Comanche, OK
  Jackie Lynn Morgan, age 80, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. A funeral service will be held Monday, April 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery pavilion, with Pastor Mike McCord officiating. Viewing will be Saturday 1:00-5:00 and Monday 9:00-12:00. The family will be receiving friends on Monday morning, prior to the service.
  Jackie was born August 24, 1937 in Comanche, to Lyndal and Hazel (Harvill) Morgan. He was a graduate of Comanche High School. He and Betty Dunlap were united in marriage on August 24, 1957 in Wichita Falls, TX. Jackie was a member of Local #344 of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He was a member of the union for over fifty years. Jackie loved hunting and fishing, horseracing, watching OU football, and was an avid supporter of the high school athletic program.
  He is survived by his three children: Rickey Morgan, Duncan, OK; Patty Capers, Comanche, OK; and Greg Morgan and wife Lisa, Comanche, OK; one sister, Kaye Sears, Wichita, KS; a brother-in-law, Charles Dunlap, Comanche, OK; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rhodes and husband Billy, Artesia, NM; six grandchildren: Shaunda Collinsworth, Lyndal Morgan, Brooke Blair, Nicole Giles, Chance Morgan, and Adriane Capers; twelve great-granchidren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1996; one sister, Joy Beck, and one brother, Billy Morgan.
  Pallbearers will be Bryan Collinsworth, Ronnie Rhone, Buddy Davis, Richard Phipps, Chuck Dunlap, Montie Blair, Chad Mayo, and Bryant Smith. Honorary bearers will be Eldon Sears, Jack Bailey, Garland Davis, Charles Dunlap, Rudy Smith, Billy Rhodes, Jim Nelson, Steve Tevebaugh, and Ted Reynolds

Elsie Lewis – Comanche, OK
  Elsie E. Lewis, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away on March 8, 2018 at her home. She was 83 years old. A funeral service will be held Monday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Gene Vernon officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.
  Elsie was born August 15, 1934 in Mercedes, Texas to Jessie S. and Viola (Minor) Smith. She and Kenneth Lewis were united in marriage in September, 1966. Elsie worked for many years at Haggar Manufacturing as a seamstress. She was an active member of the Comanche First Baptist Church. Elsie loved sewing, and arts and crafts. Her little dog, “Annie” was her faithful companion.
  She is survived by a sister, Ruth Lewis, Eunice, NM; and several nieces and nephews.  
  Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, one son, Roy Lee Johns, her parents, one sister, Ethel Nichols, and one brother, Bill Smith.

Barbara Hellen Ellis – Comanche, OK
  Barbara Hellen Ellis, a lifelong resident of the Meridian community, passed away Tuesday evening, March 6, 2018 at Elk Crossing, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years old. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Prairie Hill Church of Christ, with Mario Pineda officiating, assisted by Randy Southerland. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday 9:00-6:00. The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00.
  Barbara was born September 19, 1929 in Meridian , to Cheston E. and Mildred (Love) Branch. She graduated from Comanche High School. She and Oral Ellis were united in marriage on March 25, 1946 in Henrietta, TX. Barbara and Oral made their home in Meridian, where they raised their three children. She was a member of the Prairie Hill Church of Christ. She worked as a secretary at Meridian Elementary and later Comanche Elementary for over 33 years. Barbara loved to go camping at Lake Texoma. She was an avid OKC Thunder fan. She loved working in her yard, and loved sitting on her porch swing. She was well known as an excellent cook. She and Oral loved to go out to eat, and they loved attending all the local sporting events. Barbara deeply loved her church family. They were like family to her.
  Survivors include two children: Cretia Whitney and husband Phil, Duncan, OK, and Craig Ellis and wife Kelly, Comanche, OK; one brother, Jackie Branch and wife Karin, Comanche, OK; one sister, Bonnie Taylor and husband Tommy, Comanche, OK; one brother in law, Ray Clark and wife Sue, Comanche, OK; two sister in laws: Imogene McArthur, Antlers, OK and Fern Ellis, San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren: Wendi Bowles and husband Darrell, Duncan, OK; Benji Whitney and wife Amy, Mission, KS; Heath Ellis and wife Mandi, Comanche, OK; and Ryan Ellis and wife Tiffany, Comanche, OK; eight great-grandchildren: Laken Palmer and husband Tyler, Oklahoma City, OK; Cohen Whitney , and Reese Whitney, both of Mission, KS; Landon Ellis, Myles Ellis, Dillon Ellis, Raelee Ellis, and Rylee Ellis, all of Comanche, OK; and many special nieces and nephews, and numerous other relatives and friends.
  Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Oral, in 2013; her son Ronnie Ellis, in 2009; one brother, Alton Branch.
  The family would like to say a special “thank you” to the caregivers at Elk Crossing, for all the love and care you gave to her.

Lark Kirkpatrick – Comanche, OK
  Lark Jerl Kirkpatrick, a longtime Comanche resident, entered into his heavenly Home early Thursday morning, February 1, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 84 years old. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 5th at 10:30 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord and Ronnie Bernard officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Burial, with full military honors supplied by the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard will follow at Duncan City Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon 12:30-2:00 at the funeral home.
  Lark was born April 18, 1933 in Marlow, to Isaac and Ettie “Seely” Kirkpatrick. He was a graduate of Marlow High School. Lark proudly served his country in the United States Army, including service in Korea. He and Verby Dove were united in marriage on October 6, 1953 in Wichita Falls, TX. They came to Comanche in 1954, and in 1955 they opened up Lark’s Dairy Inn, which they ran for more than thirty-five years. Lark was a member of Ray of Hope Church, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 258, where he had served as Commander and also Vice Commander. He was a charter member of the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard. He took great pride in being able to help honor a fellow veteran. He served on the board of the Stephens County Christmas Dinner, which fed close to 1,400 people this past Christmas. He also served on the Board of the Christian Helping Hands. Lark was a licensed Broker and Real Estate Agent. Lark and Verby were well known and greatly admired in the community. They collected and repaired bicycles to give to children at Christmas. They also collected aluminum cans and all the profits made would go to local charities such as Toys For Tots, D.A.R.E. and Ambucs, and Shriners.
  He is survived by his loving wife, Verby, of the home; one daughter, Vicki Jackson and husband Donald, Comanche; his grandchildren: Lindsey Carter and husband Josh, Watonga, OK; Josh Homier, Oklahoma City, OK; and Jerl Hammack and wife Kristen, Mt. Washington, KY; and his great-grandchildren: Londyn Homier , Watonga, OK; Drew Carter, Watonga, OK; Jaiden Hammack, Mt Washington, KY; Lark Hammack, Mt. Washington, KY; and Violet Hammack, Mt. Washington, KY. Also numerous other relatives, and countless dear friends.
  Lark was preceded in death by one son, Randy; his parents, Isaac and Ettie; his twin brother, Mark Kirkpatrick, his two brothers, LeRoy Kirkpatrick and Jessie Kirkpatrick; and one sister, Jetta Huey.

Jonna Lois Wilson--Comanche, OK
          3/1/41 – 12/16/17
Jonna Lois (Love) Wilson, mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, nurse, and friend took her heavenly flight on December 16, 2017. She was born on March 1, 1941 in Duncan, Oklahoma and spent the majority of her life in Stephens County. She was a woman of strength, courage, and faith who raised her five children with love and a passion for life. She had an empathy toward people that could only be rooted in a relationship with Christ. She would often say, “Don’t criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.” Don’t you wish we would all embrace that motto in our lives. Jonna was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had a calling for the care of the elderly in geriatric nursing. She was a protector of the weak and a defender of the down trodden. She will be missed, but we have the assurance we will see her again. “O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?” Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”
Jonna is survived by her daughters, Regina and Ron Dusterhoft of Katy, TX, Rene’ Scifres and Robert Kengle of Pflugerville, TX, Shanda Scifres of Plano, TX; her sons, Darrell and Kim Weaver of Moore, OK, and Keith Scifres of Grand Praire, TX; grandchildren, Nicole and Mark Englishbee, Ross Dusterhoft, Evan Dusterhoft, Justin and Melissa Scifres, Jonathan Scifres, Madison Weaver, Asa Weaver, Lauren Hennan, and Ainsleigh Hennan; great-grandchildren, Ellie Englishbee, Sadie Englishbee, Fiona Scifres; sister, Pat and Wayne Allen of Moore, OK and brother, Steve Fontinott of Granite, OK.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Wilson, ex-husband and friend, Walter Scifres; mother, Letha Lois (Corbin) Fontinott; father, Tom Love; step-father, Judge Fontinott; brothers, Billy Darrell Love and Ronnie Dale Love; granddaughter, Ashley JorDan Weaver, and great-grandson Jaxson Kolt Scifres. 
Viewing will be held at the Comanche Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The celebration service will be at the Ray of Hope Church in Comanche, OK on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Mike McCord officiating. Burial will be at the Comanche Fairlawn Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Ron Dusterhoft, Mark Englishbee, Justin Scifres, Ross Dusterhoft, Evan Dusterhoft, and Asa Weaver. 
We would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Oakmont Healthcare Center of Katy and Hospice with Grace. 
Jonna loved Christmas so we ask for attendees to wear red or Christmas attire to join in her Christmas homecoming. 
To our Mother :
If I were granted one wish today, and I knew it would come true; I’d ask the Lord for a little time, to spend alone with you. 
To hear your voice like it used to be, so bold, so joyful, so clear; That voice which has been silenced, during these last few years.
To hear you sing those old-time hymns, that speak of Jesus’ love; and have you read the Bible, with a message from above. 
I know my wish will not come true, and that is all right too; For I treasure all my memories, of the mother I once knew.
So I thank God for keeping you safe, and welcoming you into His arms; I have peace knowing God’s promise that one day soon, I’ll hold your hand again. 


James “Jim” Loyd  Janoe – Comanche, OK
    On August 5, 2013, James “Jim” Loyd Janoe went to his Heavenly home after a short illness.

He is survived by his son, James “Jimmy” H. Powers and his wife Judy, Duncan; two granddaughters, Heather Miller and husband Chad, Dallas, GA; and Shellee Graham and husband Jim, High Point, NC;  a sister, Jewel Pinkey, Lawson, MO; three great granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah Miller and Sarah Graham; one great grandson, Christian Miller; numerous nieces, and nephews, great  nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.

Jim was born September 21, 1926 at Altus, OK to Mary Belle (Hicks) Janoe and Pat Severe Janoe.  He lived most of his life in the the Comanche area.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Wynema Jo Janoe; their infant daughter, Darla Jean Janoe; his parents,  and other family members.

He was a loyal and independent family man, who loved the Lord, his family, country music, and country dancing.  He was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country.  He was a truck driver for many years for Squirrel Walling Oil Field Trucking, B & W Trucking, and Beall Trucking.

A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Barbara Sue Hughes Morgan—Comanche, OK
(March 7, 1937 ---  July 30, 2013)
Barbara Sue Morgan passed away early Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013 at her residence in Comanche at the age of 76.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 10:00 am at Countryside Baptist Church, east of Comanche, with Roger Ledford officiating and Dow Pannell assisting.  Burial will follow in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Sue was born on March 7, 1937 in Ratliff City, OK to Bob and Naomi Morgan.  Sue was a true artist and loved to paint. She was one of the founders of the Comanche Opry and loved music. Sue loved animals and loved caring for them.

Sue is survived by two sons, Gary Hughes, Marlow, and Dewayne Hughes, Comanche; one daughter, Gayle Russell Edwards, Blanchard, OK; one brother, Merle Dillon, Houston, TX; one sister, Irene Shelton and husband, Gene of Comanche; three granddaughters, Alisha Harper, Bray, OK, Nicole Hughes, Douglas, WY, Tiffany Ware and husband, Craig, Mustang, OK; two grandsons, Michael Hughes and wife, Jill, Douglas, WY, Jordon Edwards and wife, Sydney, Butler, OK; Godson, Matthew Leal; thirteen great grandchildren.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents Bob(1988) and Naomi(1993) Morgan; a son, Alan Dale Hughes(1957);  a grandson, Gary Don Hughes, Jr.(1977)


Pallbearers will be Terry Shelton, Rick Shelton, Thomas McDonald, Daniel Leal, Matthew Leal and Mark Gardenhire.  Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Blalock, Robert Tucker, Josh Foreaker, Dow Pannell, Jim Bowden, Bob McCormack and Irvin Miller.

Benny C. Downey – Comanche, OK
     Benny C. Downey, longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013 at his home east of town, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 72 years old.
A funeral service will be held Saturday July 20, 2013 at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Bob Waitman officiating, assisted by Bro. Dee Bowen.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

     Benny was born July 13, 1941 at Duncan to Benjamin and Honor (Mayfield) Downey.   He was a graduate of Comanche High School.  He and Mary Ann Hall were united in marriage on June 4, 1960 at Henrietta, TX.  Benny loved horses and trail riding, traveling, and camping.  He was a truck driver – a job which he dearly loved.

     Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary, of the home; two daughters:  Traci Crowell, of Comanche; and Leah Wilkinson and husband Johnny, Comanche; four grandchildren:  Bayli Lucas and husband Matt, Marlow, OK; Colton Crowell and wife Cindy, Fort Riley, KS; Joshua Wilkinson and wife Carrie, Comanche; and Mallory Ogan and husband Mark, Portsmouth, VA;  eight great grandchildren: Morgan Lucas, Kaden Lucas, Macie Lucas, Alexis Crowell, Jordan Crowell, Cammie Crowell, Marshall Ogan, and Jaxon Wilkinson;  and two brothers: Hugh Downey, Durant, OK and Elmer Downey of Comanche; also many other relative and dear friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters: Betty Downey and Martha Blalock.

     Pallbearers will be Johnny Wilkinson, Josh Wilkinson, Larry Crowell, Colton Crowell, Jerry Absher, and Gary Ledford.

Marcella “Sally” Bowen – Comanche, OK
     Marcella “Sally” Bowen, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away suddenly, Monday, July 15, 2013 at Ada, OK.  She was 73 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Praise Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Wade Peyton and Rev. Warren Harkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00-7:00, and Thursday 9:00-12:00.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00.

     Sally was born April 23, 1940 at Madill to J.S. and Imogene (McDaniel) Orum.  She and Jerrell Bowen were united in marriage on December 24, 1955 at Wichita Falls, TX.  They made their home in the Comanche area , where they raised their two daughters.  Sally was a homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, attending bluegrass festivals with her husband, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of T.O.P.S.   Sally was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher.

     Survivors include two daughters:  Diana Armsworthy and husband James, Comanche; and Janet DeFate and husband J.W. of Duncan; three grandchildren:  Jared Armsworthy, Duncan; Justin Torres and wife Julia, Lawton, and Sarah Torres, Duncan; two brothers: Jimmy Orum and wife Linda, Houston, TX; Gary Orum and wife Janet, Norman, OK; one sister, Brenda Massie and husband Bobby, Purcell, OK; two sisters-in-law, Pam Orum, Tulsa, OK, and Sherry Dobbins and husband Tommy, Comanche; and many other relatives and friends.

     Sally was preceded in death by her husband Jerrell, in 2010; her parents; a brother, Larry Orum; and her step-mother, Ida Orum.

     Pallbearers will be  David Griffin, Johnny Hicks, Chad Welch, Jeff Davis, Jared Armsworthy, and Justin Torres.

Desiree Nicole Hill – Comanche, OK
(March 9, 1981 --  June 27, 2013)
     Desiree Nicole Hill, of Comanche, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.  She was 32 years old.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Desiree was born March 9, 1981 at Vinita, OK. She was a graduate of Comanche High School in 2000.  She enjoyed talking on the phone, watching television, going to the movies, and listening to KLOVE Radio.  She loved going to the lake, collecting anything “dolphin”, and she was a big OU Sooner fan.  Desiree especially loved her dog “Little Lady” and her cat, “Snowball”.

     She is survived by her parents, Rusty and Karla Fisher, of Comanche; a brother,  Nathan Fisher, Los Angeles, CA; aunts and uncles: Kevin Beck and wife Julie, Greenwood, AR; Helen Moore, Okarche, OK; Donald Fisher and wife Dorethea, Maysville, OK; Wayne Fisher and wife Lori, Paoli, OK; Beth Tayrien and husband Bobby, Moore, OK; and Shelia Fisher and partner Toni Williams, Moore,OK.

     Desiree was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Hill in 2004, her grandparents, Mayburn and Joyce Fisher, and Leo and Evelyn Beck; and one aunt, Marilyn  Caver.

     Pallbearers will be Rusty Fisher, Nathan Fisher, Kevin Beck, Wayne Fisher, Donald Fisher, and Bobby Tayrien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local women’s shelter.

Melva Sue Blake – Comanche, OK
     Melva Sue Blake, of Comanche, peacefully passed away Sunday afternoon, June 16, 2013 at Fort Worth, Texas.  She was 71 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday  9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

     Sue was born September 30, 1941 at Littlefield, TX to Melvin and Mildred (Johnson) West.   She and George Blake were united in marriage on November 15, 1957 at Big Lake, TX.  Sue was  employed at the Chisolm Trail Casino Gift Shop.  She  loved her job, and enjoyed visiting with her customers.  Sue also enjoyed shopping.  She dearly loved her pets; a  dog, “Max” and her two cats, “Rocky” and “Miss Kitty”.

     Survivors include her two daughters:  Terri Ward, Fort Worth, TX;  and Tammy Reagan and husband Jeff, Fort Worth, TX; one aunt, LaRue Johnson, Comanche; and numerous cousins and friends.

     Sue was preceded in death by her husband George, and her parents.

Winfred RLee Shaw--Comanche-OK
Winfred  RLee Shaw left this life peacefully at his home in Garland Texas on Thursday, June  7th, 2013. His earthly journey done, he now sits in the presence of his Lord and Savior.  
Our loving Husband, Father, PaPa and Friend,  was a vital part of our lives for 86 years.  
 ‘Wimpy’ as he was known, began his life on Dec. 4th, 1926, in Union Hill, Arkansas.   He was the third child born to James Roscoe and Pauline Estelle Pollard Shaw.
He spent  his earliest days in Arkansas and, later, Oklahoma.  Looking for a new beginning following the Great Depression, the Shaw family moved west to the Texas Panhandle when Wimpy was 11.    Hgrew hard and strong like the land and the times in which he lived.
At age 16, with his Father recovering from a major heart attack and his only Brother off to war,  Wimpy dropped out of school in order to help maintain food and shelter for his parents and two younger sisters.   He worked various and multiple jobs for the next three years.
In 1944, Wimpy joined the U.S. Navy as part of a Seabee unit.  He served in the Pacific Theatre and received an Honorable Discharge from active service in 1946.  He was later recalled to service at the advent of the Korean conflict.
After his time in the service, he returned to Borger where he married Joyce Ann Hogle in August 1947.  From that marriage there were two children; David and Christie.  Joyce preceeded him in death in 1968.
In  November  1969, Wimpy and Wanda Rae Barnes were married.  Wanda, widow of Kenneth Barnes, had  two sons, Kenny and Jim.  The two families were joined together as one with this union.
Wimpy retired from Phillips Petroleum after a long and productive career as a driver, pumper and crew boss in Texas and New Mexico.   
Following retirement, Wimpy and Wanda, relocated to her hometown of Duncan, OK.   There they spent many happy and peaceful years in Stephens County.   
Among his favorite things, were his Church,  square dancing, the Big Band sound,  music by Boots Randolph & Floyd Cramer, coffee,  gardening,  Indian Motorcycles,  reading western novels (especially anything by Louis Lamour), NASCAR and, especially,  his friends.   His greatest attribute was his willingness to help and serve others.  His greatest love was his Family.
Wimpy was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and four siblings as well as Wanda’s Mother and Father.  
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Rae of Garland, TX.  One Daughter, Christie Shaw Sechrist (Richard) of Loveland, CO;  Three Sons: David Shaw (Ginger) of Brighton, CO;  Kenny Barnes (Gail) of Crandall, TX; Jim Barnes (Lynne) of Frisco, TX; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Grandsons of the couple will serve as pall bearers.  They are Judd Sechrist; Brett Barnes; Cale Barnes;  Brian Barnes;  David Barnes and Travis Robertson.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11th at Fair Baptist Church of Empire, OK.  Burial and graveside military services will be held at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Monday 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Mary Jo Ferguson – Sugden, OK
     Mary Jo Ferguson, age 68, of Sugden, OK passed away Friday morning, May 31, 2013 from a sudden illness.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Terral Church of Christ , with Roy Clingenpeel officiating.  Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-7:00.

     Mary Jo was born July 9, 1944 in Terral, to Harvey “Base” and Ida (Rimmer) Duke.  She and Clinton Roy Ferguson were united in marriage on July 8, 2009 at Terral.   She was a homemaker.  Mary Jo enjoyed crafts, crocheting, cooking, spending time with her family, including her three dogs, Tiny, Hope, and Buddy.  She volunteered at the Ryan Nutrition Center delivering Meals on Wheels.  She was a member of the Ryan American Legion Post 183.  She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.

     Mary Jo leaves behind her loving family: husband Clinton Ferguson, of the home; five children: Sandy Harvey and Clinton Smith, Terral; Willie Heavener and wife Teresa, Marlow; Brenda Riddles and husband Mark, Comanche; Harvey Heavener, Samson, AL; Lena White and husband Milton, Comanche; step daughter Candace Fickennsch and husband Mark, Pappilon, NE; step son James Ferguson, Aurora, NE; six brothers and sisters: James Duke and wife Betty, Wichita Falls, TX; Clifford Duke and wife Patsy, Terral; Cecil Duke and wife Mary Lou, Ringgold, TX; Linda Duke, Sunset, TX; Tommy Duke, Terral; and Debbie Webb and husband Larry, Rocky Comfort, MO; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters: Ida Alice Duke, Rosie Durham, and Betty Jean Duke.

     Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons.

Wynema Jo Janoe – Comnanche, OK
     Wynema Jo Janoe, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital. She was 84 years old.  Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, May 31, 2013, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am until service time.

     Jo was born December 3, 1928 in Waurika, to Jewel H. and Lucille (Brantley) Hunter.  She and Jim Janoe were united in marriage on May 21, 1949 in Wichita Falls, TX. They recently celebrated their 64th year of marriage.   Jo enjoyed reading, sewing, and baking.  

     Survivors include her husband Jim, of the home;  a son Jim Powers and  wife Judy, Duncan; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Darla Jean Janoe.

Charles Don Houston – Duncan, OK
     Charles Don Houston, 75, of Duncan passed away Monday evening, May 20, 2013 at an Oklahoma City hospital. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, with Bro. Marvin Knox officiating, assisted by Bro. Rusty Canoy.  Burial, with full military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  and Friday 9:00 a.m. until  11:00 a.m.  The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00.

     Don was born November 18, 1937 south of Comanche, to Charlie A. and Emily M. (Clayton) Houston.
He joined the U.S. Army at an early age and he served over thirty years in the Oklahoma National Guard.
He and Joanne were united in marriage on May 25, 1990 at Fort Smith, AR.  Don enjoyed gardening, military history, and target shooting.  He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

     Survivors include his wife Joanne, of the home; a daughter, Donita Healer and husband Neil, Duncan; a son Micky Houston and wife Lynn, Plano, TX; a step-daughter Lisa Shafer and husband Ken, Midwest City, OK; a step-son James Dyche and wife Lorraine, Bayside, TX; two sisters: Sarah Q.L. Arrington, Comanche, and Shirley Rhyne and husband Wes, Winslow, Arkanasas; five grandchildren: David Lee Houston, Duncan; Chad Houston, Aurora, CO; Tyra Witherup, Lewiston, ID; and Rachel and Emily Houston, Plano, TX; three step-grandchildren: Stephanie Osburn, Choctaw, OK; Sierra Dyche, Corpus Christi, TX;  and Danielle Dyche, Bayside, TX; four great grandchildren; three great step-grandchildren;  and many other nieces, nephews, relative and close friends.

Thomas C. “T.C.” Hill – Comanche, OK
     Thomas C. “T.C.” Hill peacefully passed from this life on Friday, May 17, 2013 surrounded by his family.  A graveside funeral service, with full military honors will be held Tuesday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-5:00 and Monday 9:00-7:00. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 -7:00 Monday evening.

     The son of Rosa Mae Wilson and Thomas C. Hill, born September 14, 1921 in Lindsay, OK . he was the 5th child of 9 children.  He attended Round Creek School and Lindsay High School.  He enjoyed boxing as a sport; in January 1941 he was Lindsay’s Golden Glove featherweight champion by KO in exactly 25 seconds.  He continued boxing and winning several other matches.  In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army (80th Infantry Division), during WWII, while serving in Europe he witnessed a lot of combat.  He was awarded several citations, including two Purple Hearts.

     On April 3, 1943 T.C. married Juanita Huey in Maysville, OK.  They enjoyed 70 years together, happily married.  The couple was blessed with two children, a daughter, Sharon Dianne, and a son, Thomas C. III.
In 1947 he moved his family to the Meridian Community when he went to work for Sunray Oil Company, at the Refinery south of Duncan.  He worked until 1983 when the Refinery closed.  T.C. served as the Treasure of the Sunray DX Employees Credit Union.

     He and Juanita made their home in the Meridian Community and continued to live in the family home for 57 years, until his death.  He was a great provider for his family, loved living in the country, gardening, working around his home, and working in his saw sharpening shop.  He taught his children and grandchildren to love your family, work hard, respect others, and don’t take your health for granted.  He enjoyed drinking coffee, and visiting with his friends at Meridian Kwik Mart.  He loved his dog, Buddy, and he enjoyed watching basketball and baseball.

     T.C. is survived by his wife, Juanita, of the home; a daughter, Sharon Cooper, and husband Jimmy of Duncan; a son Tommy Hill and wife Sharon, of Meridian; a granddaughter Kelli Burke, Duncan;   grandson Robert Hill and wife Shelby, of Katy, TX; great grandsons Tyler Burke, Hayden Hill and Hudson Hill; one sister, Virginia Wright, Columbus, MS; one brother Billy Hill, Marlow; several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: A.C. Hill, G.W. Hill, Walker Hill, and Joe Hill; and two sisters: Orphy Hill and Peggy Martin.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Ford, Don Shipman, Larry Adams, Billy Hill, Darvin Allen, and George Buckley.

Donna Sue Clark – Duncan, OK
     Donna Sue Clark, of Duncan passed away on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.  She was 53 years old.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

     Donna was born November 11, 1959 at Monahans, TX, the daughter of Amos O. and Sue (Lewis) Billington.  She had been a resident of this are for the past six years.  Donna was employed at Wal Mart.
She loved reading, drawing, all kinds of animals, especially her dog “Pearl”, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

     She is survived by her daughter, Somer Brown, of Duncan; her mother and step-father- Sue and George Buckley, of Duncan; two grandchildren: Whitley and Wyatt; eight brothers and sisters: Sally, Cindy, Melody, Tina “Cindy”, James, Jackie, Bruce, and Michael; a special cousin, Sherry Loper; two very special friends: Judy Osborne and Don Mealy; and all the gang at Meridian Kwik Mart.

Flora Mae Dodd—Duncan, ok
     Flora Mae Dodd, 75, of Duncan, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, April 3, 2013 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Cemetery, with Bro. Dean Hall officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

     Flora was born July 12, 1937 in Healdton, OK to James Edward and Mary Irene (Early) Throneberry. 
She and Frances Dodd were united in marriage on March 4, 1955 in Vernon, TX.  He preceded her in death in 2003. Flora loved embroidery, arts and crafts and housekeeper.

     Survivors include one son, David Dodd, Duncan; and two daughters: Mary Hefner, Frederick and Ruby Davis, Duncan;  two brothers, Carl Throneberry, Duncan and Harland Throneberry, Texas; two sisters, Edna Faye and Jessie Throneberry, Texas; numerous grandchildren and many great grandchildren;  and many other relatives and friends.

Flora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frances in 2003; one brother, Bill Throneberry; one sister, Sandra Nunley.

Bobby James “Bob” Miller -- Comanche, OK
Bobby James “Bob” Miller of Comanche, passed away Wednesday evening, March 27, 2013, in the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 81. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Bob was born July 3, 1931 at Duncan, to Earl and Lola Mae (Tussy) Miller. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He owned and operated Miller 66 Service Station for over 47 years. Bob and Linda Varnell were united in marriage in October, 1970 at Wichita Falls, TX. He was baptized at Countyline Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Linda, of the home; one son, Bobby Miller and wife, Lynn, Edmond, OK; one daughter, LaDonna Miller, Dallas, TX; and one sister, Wanda Moore and husband Don, Elmore City, OK. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: C.B. Miller, Paul Miller, and Pat Miller.

Serving as pallbearers will be J.D. Keenan, Jimmy Clark, Joe Mathes, Harvey Garrett, Dale Sutton, and Russell Combs.

     ROBERT A. “Bob” GARDNER—Comanche, OK
Robert A. Gardner, always known as “Bob”, was born December 6, 1949 in St. John Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He passed away March 27, 2013 in Oklahoma City at the age of 63. Graveside funeral services, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, will be held in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, OK at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 29, 2013 under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 am until service time.

Bob was a sweet and gentle person, who lived and worked most of his life in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he had many friends and co-workers.  Special among those friends were Bonnie Wells and Calvin Wright.  
Bob is survived by a sister-in-law Janice Gardner, and nephew Travis Gardner of Texas; cousins John Cathey, Durant, Oklahoma; Larry Anderson, Norman, Oklahoma; Eva Castleberry, Norman, Oklahoma; Harve Cathey, Ennis, Texas; Marti Garrison, Beaverton, Oregon; and Bob Garrison, Battle Ground, Washington.  
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph W. and Emma C. Gardner; brother Ralph Leon Gardner; aunts Hazel Cathey and Myrtle McGee, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; Kathleen Anderson of Norman, Oklahoma; and uncle Robert Garrison, Beaverton, Oregon.
Memorials may be made to Henderson Hill Baptist Church 1200 I-35 Frontage Road, Edmond, Oklahoma 74034.

Elora  Williams—Terral, Ok
(October 23, 1920 – March 19, 2013)
Elora  Williams, age 92, of Terral passed away Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika. A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, March 22, 2013 with David Wingsfield  officiating in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am until service with the family receiving friends from 5:00 til 6:00 on Thursday.

Elora was born October 23, 1920 east of Terral to Charlie and Mary(Slatton) Cline. She and Elmer F. Williams were united in marriage on February 26, 1946 in Ringgold, Tx. She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Del Rae Williams and Jo Ellen of Waurika; two grandchildren, Dale Williams of Waurika and Vickie Garrett of Ryan and five great grandchildren, Tyler, River, Brooke, Carson and Stephanie.

Bertie Helen Pruitt—Duncan, Ok
(November 16, 1930 – March 17, 2013)
Bertie Helen Pruitt of Duncan passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 82. Bertie was born in Waurika, Ok to Albert Moody and Audra Irene(Myers) Morris. She retired from Halliburton after working for over 22 years as an inspector.  Bertie is survived by two daughters, Carol Fullenwider and Suzanne Jordan and one son, Terry Alred. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Debbie Marcella “Marci” Jones- Comanche, OK
     Debbie Marcella “Marci” Jones, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 44 years old.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18th at 1:30 p.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Marci’s final resting place will be at the feet of her beloved “Memaw” in the Ninnekah Cemetery.

     Marci was born November 14, 1968 in Denton, TX to Curtis and Linda (Watkins) Dyer.  She worked for AT & T for many years. Marci enjoyed singing, music, and watching movies.  More than anything she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her father, Curtis Dyer and wife Thelma, Comanche; her mother, Linda Johnson and husband Gene, Krum, TX; 3 children: JoDee Dyer, Duncan; Tiffany Jones, Houston, TX; and Mark Brock, Seymour, TX; 4 brothers:  Jack Dyer and wife Deanna, Mustang, OK; Robert Hughes and wife Dawn, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Randy Johnson and wife Trish, Gainesville, TX; and Jeffrey Johnson, Victoria, TX; four sisters: Corie Gilbert and husband Rod, Duncan; Angela Kayser, Lawton,  Lorie Fuller and husband Kenny, Mt. Pleasant, MI; and Teresa Hughes, Comanche; two grandchildren: Justin Brown, and Faith Brown; grandmother, Liddie Keller; and grandfather Floyd T. Dyer; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Marci was preceded in death by her grandparents: Billie Jo Dyer, Corine Watkins, Berdie Johnson, Jack Watkins, and Lewis Keller.

Jewell Marie Ledford – Comanche, OK
     Jewell Marie Ledford peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital, at the age of 94.  A funeral service will be held Friday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Corum Baptist Church, with Bro. Timothy Ball officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until noon. The family will be receiving guest from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Thursday evening.

     Jewell was born January 10, 1919 near Bennington, OK to William A. and Zelzie (Laney) McCarley.  At age 7 the family moved to Stephens County where they made their home.  She and Ernest Alfred Ledford were married in 1936.  She enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, and picking up pecans.  She loved  spending time with her family.

     Survivors include five sons:  Roger Ledford and wife Gale, Comanche; Jimmy Ledford and wife Joetta, Comanche; Ernest Ledford and wife Ruby, Comanche; Andy Ledford and wife Billie, Comanche; Gary Ledford and wife Carol, Comanche; two daughters:  Sue Brown and husband Wayne, Duncan; and Brenda Gordon and husband James, Comanche; seventeen grandchildren; and many great- grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

     Jewell was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, one brother, and two grandchildren.

     Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Earl Wyrick – Comanche, OK
     Earl Wyrick, lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK.  He was 77 years old.  A funeral service will be Friday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m.  at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Bowen and Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.   The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Earl was born March 21, 1935 in Comanche, to Garlin W. and Berdie (Cox) Wyrick.  He was a graduate of Loco High School.  Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army. While stationed in Okinawa he was selected as “Soldier of the Month” by officers and fellow enlisted men.  He and Eva Teacle were married in September of 1971 in Wichita Falls, TX.  Earl worked for Jones Drilling Company for many years.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, and yardwork.  

     Survivors include his wife Eva, of the home; a daughter, Brenda Webb and husband Bobby, Davis, OK; three sisters:  Shirley Anderson and husband Cecil, Enid, OK; Patricia Wyrick, Duncan; and Jane Varnell and husband Homer, Duncan; two grandchildren:  Michael Jennings and wife Tamara, Sulphur, OK; and Logan Phillips and husband  Pen, Chickasha, OK; two great- grandchildren: Brody Jennings and Jagger Jennings; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Russell Lawrence, and John Lawrence; three sisters: Barbara Tucker, Josephine Martin, and Dorohty Wyrick; and two brothers: Charles Wyrick, and James Wyrick.

Hazel Faye Daniel—Comanche, OK
(September 20, 1934 – March 4, 2013)
Hazel Faye Daniel passed away Monday night, March 4, 2013 at her residence in Comanche at the age of 78. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the funeral home.

Hazel worked 24 years for Wish-I-Ah Convalescent Hospital in Auberry, California before retiring in Comanche, OK with her husband.  She loved crafts, fishing and playing the slot machines.  She was a great wife, mom, sister, aunt and grandmother

Hazel is survived by her three sons—Earl , Paul and Larry; six sisters, 3 brothers, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Royce .

Nell Jo Bowen – Comanche, OK
(October 5, 1937 – February 10, 2013)
     Nell Jo Bowen, a lifelong resident of Comanche peacefully passed away Sunday morning, February 10, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 75 years old.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 2:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

     Nell was born October 5, 1937 in Comanche to Dewey and Opal (Nelson) Richards.  On October 23, 1952 she and Kenneth Ray Bowen were united in marriage at Henrietta, TX.  They raised their two children, Theresa and Kenny  in this community.  Nell was very active in church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Being with her family during the holidays were very special to her.

     Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Randolph, of Comanche; three grandsons: Cary McCreight, Durant, OK; Coby Beck and Shannon Perry, Dallas, TX; and Chance Beck and wife Miranda, Comanche;  five great-grandchildren: Michaela Beck, McKenzie Beck, Hunter Beck, Easton Beck, and Carson Beck.  Nell was preceded in death by her husband , Kenneth, in 2007; a son, Kenny Bowen in 2001; her parents; and three brothers: Jack Richards, Garland Richards, and Jerry Richards.

Ruth Imogene Hickman---Terral, OK
Ruth Imogene Hickman passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Henrietta,(TX) Care Center at the age of 77. Graveside funeral services will be held, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm  in the Terral(OK) Cemetery under the direction of Terral(OK) Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 am until service time at the Terral(OK) Funeral Home.

Cameron Eugene Neeld—Duncan, OK
Cameron Eugene Neeld passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in the Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 80. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church in Duncan. Visitation will be at the Comanche Funeral Home on Thursday from Noon until 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 until 6:00 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Cameron was born on March 2, 1932 Comanche, OK to Ed Frank “Buster”  and Emma Estelle (Bunch) Neeld.  Cameron Eugene married LWanda Johnson on August 3, 1951 in Duncan. After working for over 20 years in the Houston, Tx area, he returned to Duncan where he enjoyed his many hobbies: hunting, fishing, cattle ranching, boating, skiing and dancing.

Cameron is survived by his wife, LWanda of Duncan; a daughter, Dianna Darby and her husband, Terry of Garland, TX; two sisters, Janetta Lou Green and her husband , Jack of Duncan and Anita Richardson of Duncan; sister-in-law, Norma Hand and her husband, Scott of Wills Point, TX; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  

Cameron was preceded in death by his mother and father, Emma Estelle and Ed Frank “Buster” Neeld;  his son, Billy Eugene Neeld; one brother, Lawrence Edward Neeld.

Alvin F. Wagner---Wichita Falls, Tx
Alvin F. Wagner passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 in Wichita Falls, TX at the age of 92. He had been in declining health for several years and was residing at the Sterling House in Wichita Falls at the time of his death.  Prior to his illness, Alvin was a longtime resident of Terral, OK.

Funeral services will be held  on Tuesday, January 22, 2013  at 2:00 pm at  Terral Assembly of God Church with Bro. Charles Parker and Bro. Floyd Key officiating. Interment will follow in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of the Terral Funeral Home.   Visitation will be Monday from Noon till 7:00 pm with the family receiving friends between 6:00 and 7:00 and Tuesday from 10:00 am until service time.

Alvin was born on September 15, 1920 on the Trout Ranch, east of Ryan, OK to Alvin L.(Ab) and Jewel(Cleveland) Wagner. He attended primary school at the Goodwin School. His parents moved to Terral where he graduated from Terral High School in 1939.  He married Evalyn Blanchard of Ryan on February 7, 1942. Alvin and Evalyn have two children, Sherlyn and Terry.

During WWII, Alvin joined the US Navy and after basic training in San Diego, CA, he was stationed at the New Orleans Naval Station where he attended machinist school.  Alvin was assigned to the Destroyer Escort 362, USS Rolf and deployed to the Pacific Theatre until the end of the war. He attained the rank of Machinist 1st Class and was honorably discharged in 1945.

After the war, Alvin became a farmer, then a master carpenter.   He worked in Wichita Falls, TX until hired by the Halliburton Company in Duncan, OK where he was employed for 31 years until his retirement.  After retirement he was involved with gardening, raising pecans, his church, and his favorite sports, fishing and boating. Alvin was an avid fisherman. Alvin attended the Terral Assembly of God Church.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Ab and Jewel Wagner; his wife ,Evalyn; his sister, Irene(Wagner) Williams; his granddaughter, Kimberly Martin and his son-in-law, Bobby Martin.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherlyn Martin of Wichita Falls, TX; his son, Dr. Terry Wagner and wife, Laurie of Edmond, OK; one brother, Kenneth Wagner of Duncan, OK; a nephew, Randall Wagner of Duncan, OK, and a niece, Barbara Ray of Cement, OK; two granddaughters, Jillian Wagner of New York, NY, Natalie Wagner Fierro and husband, Roberto of Washington, DC; grandson, Damon Martin of Wichita Falls; great granddaughter, KaLeigh Bost and husband, James; two great grandsons, Channing and Josh Martin; two great great granddaughters, Audrey and Abigail Perry and one great great grandson, Camdyn Bost.

To his family and friends, Alvin will be greatly missed and we cherish the time we spent with him.
In these times of grief, let us not forget that Alvin has gone to a better place.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to the Terral Community Center Fund, which has served the community of Terral, Ok in times of great joy and in times of need and was the site of many family reunions that Alvin and Evalyn dearly loved. Donations: Town of Terral, City Hall, c/o Terral City Clerk, Terral, OK  73569.  On your donation, please note “For Terral Community Center”.

Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche – Comanche, OK
     Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche, a lifelong resident of this community passed away suddenly, Tuesday evening,  January 15, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  He was 61 years old.  A funeral service will be held Friday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Bill was born July 24, 1951 in Waurika, OK to Alfred and Mary (Beaver) Campiche.  He was a 1970 graduate of Comanche High School.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.  He had two dogs, Missy and Rowdy, who were treated just like family.  On January 15, 1983 he and Debi Cornelius were united in marriage at Comanche.
     Bill leaves behind these people in our care, his wife Debi, of the home; a daughter, Amanda Kane and husband Jamie, Lawton, OK; his mother, Mary Campiche Ausbrooks, Comanche; a brother, Ronnie Campiche and wife Sharon, Ryan, OK; sister-in-law Harriet Campiche, Houston, TX; four nieces, four nephews, four great nieces, and four great nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

     Bill was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Gary Campiche; and his grandparents.

William James “ Dub” Smith, Jr.---Comanche, OK
William James “Dub” Smith, Jr. passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence in Comanche at the age of 91. A funeral service will be scheduled at a later date. 

Dub was born on August 17, 1921 in Gainesville, TX to William James, Sr. and Mary Vay(Kirchenbauer) Smith.   After serving in the Pacific theater during World War II in the Army Air Corps, Dub flew as a pilot for United Airlines until his retirement. Being the “consummate pilot”, Dub mentored many young pilots at United Airlines until his retirement in 1981.  One of his many hobbies included the restoration and rebuilding of classic/antique cars(1930’s and 40’s) as well as the “Ford Mustang”. He enjoyed working with his hands—woodworking, building his own home and furniture, painting and working around the house.

Dub was a member of the Retired United Pilots Association and an active Mason for over 50 years. He was a charter member of the Burns Methodist Church of Aurora—started/founded in his own garage. Dub moved to Comanche in 2002 from Aurora, Colorado to be with his daughter.

Dub is survived by a daughter, Traci Brennan, Comanche; a son, Hadyn William Smith, Aurora, Colorado; one grandson, Mike Trenkle, Elizabeth, Colorado; one great grandson, Cody Leming, Elizabeth , Colorado; one brother, Paul E Smith and his wife, Imajean, Gainesville, Texas; one sister, Icylene Wainwright, Beaumont, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Elizabeth “Lee” McCaskill Smith.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your church or to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.

Viola M. Butler- Terral, OK
(February 25, 1932 – January 9, 2013)
     Viola Butler passed away on the morning of Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Jefferson County Hospital at the age of 80.  Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Terral (OK) Church of Christ at 1:30 pm with Thomas Adams officiating.  Visitation will be at the Terral(OK) Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm with family receiving friends between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be on Friday from 10:00 am until service time.

Viola was born on February 25, 1932 in Terral to Glen and Lillie(Clary) Mathews.  She married Forrest Butler in November, 1951; After his death, Viola returned to live in Terral.

Viola is survived by one brother –Eldon Mathews and his wife, Mozelle of Bowie; two sisters-in-law—Fern Turner and her husband, Joe of Ryan and Maxine Dyer of Nocona, TX; many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother—Wayne Mathews.

Tyler Jay Howeth – Comanche, OK
     Tyler Jay Howeth, of Comanche peacefully passed away Monday morning, January 7, 2013 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 26 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 p.m. at Parkview Baptist Church in Duncan, with Bro. Steve Gillispie officiating, assisted by Bro. Rusty Canoy.  Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday   9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Tyler was born January 30, 1986 in Duncan, to Harvey and Linda (Gandy) Howeth.  He graduated from Comanche High School in 2004.   He loved playing basketball and baseball, and especially enjoyed playing ball at the Simmons Center.  He loved his dog Miley, she was his constant companion.  Tyler enjoyed putting model cars together, playing video game, including Call of Duty.   Reading the Bible was one of the things he enjoyed most. He was an active member of Parkview Baptist Church.  More than anything else, Tyler loved and adored his daughter Maddisyn.  He took his greatest pleasure in being able to spend time with her, and all of his family.

     Survivors include his daughter, Maddisyn  , of the home; his parents, Harvey and Linda Howeth, of Comanche; two sisters: Tamera Howeth, Moore, OK; Tina Taylor and husband Chris, Duncan; five nephews:  Derek Bohannan, Trent Taylor, Tanner Hefner, Chance Taylor, and Dylan Taylor, all of Duncan; and a great niece, Kylar Bohannan, Duncan; and many other relatives and very dear friends.
     Tyler was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Pauline Hawkins and Eva Mae Howeth, and a grandfather, Calvin Howeth.

     Pallbearers will be Johnnie Hall, Larry Rozzell, Robert Rush, Robert Parkhill, Ronnie White, and Charlie Gay.  Honorary pallbearers will be class members of the Comanche High School Class of 2004.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Fund c/o Parkview Baptist Church  902 North 19th
Duncan, 73533 

Charles Wade “Charlie” Brown – Comanche, OK
     Charles Wade “Charlie” Brown, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away on Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  He was 74 years old.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.

     Charlie was born August 1, 1938 in Duncan to George B. and Marie (Peck) Brown.  He was a 1956 graduate of Comanche High School.  Charlie and Betty Sue Morris were united in marriage on July 25, 1959 at Comanche.  He was active in the Comanche Round Up Club for many years.  He loved rodeos and watching John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed traveling to the Rocky Mountains with his family.  More than anything else Charlie loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

     Survivors include his wife Betty Sue, of the home; four children:  Robin Myers, Comanche; Jennifer Weast, Oklahoma City; Joey Brown and Michael “Howie” Howarth, Loma Linda, MO; and Rusty and Chasidy Brown, Comanche; one brother, George P. “Ranger” Brown, Comanche; six  grandchildren: Casey Myers and wife Lindsey, Washington, OK; Bo Weast, Oklahoma City, OK, Jay Weast, Comanche; McKenzie Brown, Yukon, OK, Lauren Brown, Yukon, OK; and Jackson Smith, Comanche; two great grandchildren: Madisson and Jace Myers; and many other relatives and friends.

     Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law, Kenny Weast.

James Homer Powers – Comanche, OK
     James Homer Powers, a longtime Comanche resident, peacefully passed away Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 85 years old.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, and Bro. Dow Pannell assisting.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 9:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00-7:00 p.m. , and Wednesday 9:00 until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Homer was born December 4, 1927 in Comanche, to Homer Sr. and Minnie Lee (Morgan) Powers.   He and Nancy Hynson  were united in marriage on August 12, 1949 in Del City, OK.  Homer worked for many years for Sun Oil Company.  He loved jug line fishing, gardening, cooking, reading western books, and  also watching old western movies.  He loved working with and raising cattle.  He considered many of his cows to be his pets.  He was a member of Countryside Baptist Church.  He was a loving father, and a wonderful husband.

     Survivors include his wife Nancy, of the home; two sons: Jim Powers and wife Judy, Duncan; and Steve Powers and wife Linda, Comanche; two daughters:  Sammie Rice and husband Gary, Dallas, TX; and Rayma Powers, Duncan; one brother, Harris Powers and wife Patsy, Comanche; fifteen grandchildren:  Heather Miller and husband Chad, Shellee Graham and husband James,  Gregg Fitzgerald and wife Kim, Gina Solomon and husband Greg,  Stephanie Erlenbusch and husband Adam, David Rice and wife Sondra,  Michael Rice and wife Tracey, Aaron Rice and wife Zandie,  Joshua Cowan and wife Jennifer,   Angela Gibbons and husband Mikey, Natalie Hillhouse and husband John, Brandi Shell and husband Jason, Kristie Greenway and husband Todd,  Jamey Powers and wife Crystal,  and Morgan Powers; 32 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

     Homer was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Andrew “Bud” Powers.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Powers, Jim Powers, Jamey Powers, Joshua Cowan, Morgan Powers, and Mike Powers.

Euvon Wells Steward    
      Our Mother went to set with the Lord on January 2, 2013. Euvon Wells Steward was born on July 29, 1926, to Dewey and Addie Wells. She married Lloyd Brown on Sept. 9, 1944. Euvon is survived by her four sons, Dennis Brown, Lyndell Brown, and Rodney Brown, all of Bakersfield, CA, and Roger Brown of Perryton, TX; one brother, D.L. Wells; one sister, Deanna Logan; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Shirley Zimmerman. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Fullerton; husbands, Dean Steward and Lloyd Brown.
Euvon attended Loco High School, where she loved to play basketball, and was in the class of 1943. She later married Dean Steward in Comanche. She moved to Bakersfield to live with her sons until her passing.

    A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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